Israel and Palestine have reached a cease-fire after several days of heavy bombings, but one member of the Squad still isn’t satisfied.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who is known for a string of anti-Israel comments many have called antisemitic, lambasted Israel this week, accusing the nation of war crimes. Multiple members of The “Squad” have accused Israel, despite the fact that the terrorist group Hamas attacked Israel first.
“We should all be grateful that a ceasefire will prevent more civilians and children from being killed,” Rep. Omar said. “But now what? We need accountability for every war crime committed. And we need to stop underwriting crimes against humanity while doing nothing to end the occupation.”
Other members of the far-left squad have been highly critical of Israel. Hamas is known to hide in civilian buildings and use them as human shields, even when firing rockets at Israel.
“A ceasefire is necessary, but will not alone achieve freedom, justice, and equality for all who live under Israel’s apartheid government,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. “The U.S. must condition funding to uphold human rights, and end the funding entirely if those conditions are not met.”
Many were outraged by the squad’s response, particularly the accusation of war crimes, a very serious charge. Israel has focused on destroying Hamas leaders, weapons, and the network of tunnels the terrorists build to infiltrate Israel.
“Bombing a school is a war crime,” Rep. Omar wrote on Twitter. “Bombing a hospital is a war crime. Bombing news outlets is a war crime. Firing rockets at civilians is *also* a war crime. If we believe in human rights, we should hold anyone who commits war crimes fully accountable.”
President Joe Biden welcomed the ceasefire and did not express the same hostility toward the Jewish nation.
“I believe we have a genuine opportunity to make progress, and I’m committed to working for it,” Biden said.