Rep Rashida Tlaib the chairperson of the House Democratic Terrorist Caucus is at it again.
Singing the praises of a Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into a group of Israeli law enforcement.
Tlaib is decrying the death of Ahmad Erekat, 27, the nephew of Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
Here’s a video of a car ramming attack on a Israeli security checkpoint. pic.twitter.com/plOpwlYr0W
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Tlaib also retweeted a post made by Rutgers assistant professor Noura Erakat with Democracy Now.
She said that Ahmad was on his way to pick up his sister for a wedding when he got “confused” and ran over the border guard.
Watch the video again and then tell me it was anything but an intentional act.
He moved over to his left so that he could swing in fast at a sharp angle in order to hit the border guard. The lane was clearly marked and the angle at which he drove was the sharpest one that the car was capable of. It’s really a no brainer. The guard suffered minor injuries.
“What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took to have a knee-jerk reaction for the car to jerk a little bit and immediately cause the soldiers to open fire on him multiple times,” Noura said.
Israeli police released video of the incident a day after it happened. The security footage shows Ahmad’s vehicle proceeding slowly through the checkpoint before he accelerates, swerves, and strikes a female border guard, knocking her flying several feet. Ahmad then jumps out of his car and runs several steps before falling as other border guards shoot him. It is unclear when the border guards began firing their weapons or how many shots were fired.
Tlaib is vocal critic of Israel and has a documented history of backing anti-Semitic movements and people, and boosting unverified information that places Israel or Israelis in a bad light, making anti-Semitic gestures as well as defending openly anti-Semitic individuals. In January, the U.S. lawmaker retweeted a tweet from Hanan Ashrawi, a top Palestinian official, that falsely blamed Israeli citizens of throwing an 8-year-old child down a well. The child is thought to have drowned in a reservoir.