Prior to his upcoming trip to Israel, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) denounced President Biden on Tuesday after hearing from Palestinian officials that the Israeli military murdered more than 500 civilians in an airstrike on a Gaza hospital.
Tlaib accused Biden of encouraging and supporting Israel’s military campaign against Hamas in Gaza rather than advocating for a de-escalation of hostilities.
“Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that. [Biden,] this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire & help de-escalate.” Tlaib said.
Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that. @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… https://t.co/mZYoifT7bj
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 17, 2023
“Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many Palestinian Americans and Muslim Americans like me. We will remember where you stood.” she continued.
According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, the attack on the al-Ahli hospital resulted in at least 500 fatalities and hundreds more injuries.
The Israel military attempted to claim the disaster was due to a Hamas rocket that misfired.
Biden, who will be in the region on Wednesday, has firmly supported Israel in reaction to the unexpected onslaught by Hamas that left more than 1,200 Israelis dead ten days ago.
He and other American government representatives have supported Israeli calls to destroy Hamas, which the United States has classified as a terrorist group.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed almost 2,800 Palestinians, with youngsters making up about two thirds of this number.
International assistance organizations are outraged by the strikes, which have destroyed entire neighborhoods and targeted civilians who were evacuating places from which the Israeli military had ordered them to do so.
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