Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is doubling down on her unfounded claim that Israel is responsible for an explosion near a hospital in Gaza Tuesday, declaring at a Wednesday rally in Washington, D.C. that Israel and President Joe Biden are responsible for a “genocide.”
“People think it’s okay to bomb a hospital where children, you know, what’s so hard sometimes is watching those videos and and the people telling the kids, ‘Don’t cry.’ And like, let them cry!” shouted Tlaib at the rally.
And they’re shaking [INAUDIBLE] they keep telling them not to cry in Arabic. And they can cry, I can cry, we all can cry. If we’re not crying, something is wrong! And so I’m telling you right now, President Biden, not all of America’s with you on this one. And you need to wake up and understand that! We are literally watching people commit your genocide and killing a vast majority just like this. And we still stand by and say nothing. We will remember this. But all of you, you need to know, I swear to God [INAUDIBLE] You are on the right side of history! You are! You’re doing everything possible to save lives! What is wrong with that? Stop it!
On Tuesday, Tlaib wrote that “Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that” on X.
“@POTUS this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire & help de-escalate.”
“Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many Palestinian Americans and Muslims Americans like me. We will remember where you stood,” she continued.
Israeli and American intelligence, as well as President Biden himself, have all indicated that a misfired Palestinian rocket was the cause of the explosion at the hospital.
Tlaib repeatedly declined to provide any evidence that Israel was responsible for the attack when asked about it by reporters at the Capitol Building earlier on Wednesday.
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib speaks to the rally calling for a ceasefire and end of the conflict.
She breaks down stating Israel bombed a hospital killing 500 – this report is now in question
— Wid Lyman (@Wid_Lyman) October 18, 2023