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On Sunday, while Gaza terrorists were launching rockets direcly at civilian neighborhoods in Israel, Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich), tweeted her response to a NY Times correspondent Isabel Kershner (not the loudest Hatikvah singers in the choir) headline that read: “Gaza Militants Fire 250 Rockets, and Israel Responds With Airstrikes.”

As a dedicated follower of world media coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, I, for one, must congratulate the Times for its chronological achievement, starting with the Gaza terrorists’ sudden rocket attack at 9:58 AM Saturday, then noting the Israeli airstrikes that began after 11 PM that same day. It was a refreshing break from the traditional world media headlines that usually read: “It Began When Israel Retaliated.”


Rashida Tlaib was not amused, and went on the attack: “When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free? Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families.”

Here’s what Tlaib was referring to: on Friday, during a routine Hamas-pushed riot at the Gaza border fence, an Arab sniper shot at an IDF unit on the Israeli side, injuring a female soldier and an officer. The Israeli air force responded at once, killing between two and four Arab terrorists. The rockets on Saturday were in retaliation for the retaliation. Of course, if one were to challenge her chronological error, Tlaib would respond that Israel started it anyway, by existing, having captured land belonging to Arabs some 71 years ago.

Which was quickly supported by Yousef Munayyer, who was born in Lod, Israel, and serves as the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Munayyer wrote: “This is a stunningly irresponsible and misleading headline. Israel shot dozens of unarmed Palestinian protestors in Gaza on Friday and killed 4 Palestinians, including two protesters, in Gaza before any projectiles were launched.”

The “including two protesters” part means that the other two were armed terrorists who were using the cover of the riot—as they have done every Friday for more than 13 months—to try to kill Israelis.

But a very different wave of response came from what looked like hundreds, if not thousands, of Twitter users, who just gave it to Tlaib.

There were angry ones:

And funny ones:

There were obvious ones:

Many pointed out the dual loyalty thing:

There were clever ones:

And factual ones:

And this one, which attributes the quote to Alan Dershowitz, but it could have been Golda Meir:

And you thought the leftist-Muslim-Palestinian coalition was taking over America. Nah ah.


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