Cruz accuses “squad” members acting as “Hamas terrorist spokesman”


Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced on Saturday that he would introduce a resolution to support the sale of weapons to Israel, accusing the progressive “squad” of acting as a “terrorist spokesman for Hamas.”

“Person in charge. [Ilhan] Omar accused Israel of committing terrorist acts. It’s a vicious lie. And to be honest, the squad isn’t like a U.S. parliamentarian, it’s acting like a Hamas terrorist spokesman, “Cruz said when he appeared in Fox News’s” Justice with Judge Justin. ” ..

Texas Republicans are a group of progressive women with a socialist agenda that has become known as the “squadron,” including Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (Democrat), Ilhan Omar (Democrat), and Rashida Tribe (Democrat). Was mentioned. D-Mich. ), And Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). They have supported the “Defund the Police” movement, “Medicare for All”, free college education, the “Green New Deal”, and other socialist policies.

Women have recently been due to controversial anti-Israeli tweets as violence intensified between Israel and Hamas, designated terrorist groups since 1997, before the ceasefire agreement finally reached Thursday. Have been blamed. The 11-day conflict began when Hamas fired rockets at Israel in a lawsuit to expel the Palestinian family in East Jerusalem that caused the riots.

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Ayanna Pressley (Democratic Party) listens to Rashida Tlaib (Democratic Party), Ilhan Omar (Democratic Party), and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (Democratic Party) at a press conference in Washington on July 15, 2019. (AlexWroblewski / Getty Images)

Ocasio Cortez said last week that President Joe Biden’s defense of Israel’s use of force to protect himself from terrorist groups was “under occupation.”

Meanwhile, Tlaib accused Israel of “promoting racism and dehumanization” under the discriminatory “apartheid system.”

“Israeli airstrikes killing civilians in Gaza are terrorist acts,” Omar wrote. “Palestinians deserve protection. Unlike Israel, missile defense programs such as Iron Dome do not exist to protect Palestinian civilians. It is conscientious not to blame these attacks during the Eid week. Not the target. “

“It sounds like they’re acting as a spokesman for Hamas terrorists, rather than as a member of the US Congress, which defends US national security and the security of its allies,” Cruz said.

Mark Regev, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposed criticism from the group.

“They were firing thousands of rockets at our private sector. They were trying to kill our people in their homes. We were protecting ourselves,” Legef said. I told Fox News. “They were fired from school. They were firing from the city. They were firing from homes, mosques, and even playgrounds.”

“People need to understand. Hamas is not the only enemy of Israel,” he added. “Hamas is the enemy of everyone who wants to see peace and reconciliation in our world. They are a brutal jihadist terrorist group. No one should make their excuses.”

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The rocket will be launched from the southern part of Gaza Strip toward Israel on May 17, 2021. (Khatib / AFP said via Getty Images)

Mr Cruz told Fox News that his resolution would indicate whether lawmakers would “support Israel” or “sash to the left of anti-Israel.”

“Determine whether you intend to send weapons to support Israel or to sachet to the anti-Israeli left. You need to own it. Hope to vote next week. And who Decide which side the thigh stands on, “he said.

The Senator’s resolution comes after a progressiveist, led by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Pushed last week to block the $ 735 million arms sale to Israel.

“I will introduce a resolution to approve the sale of weapons, and I will fight for a vote, because there are many Democrats in the Senate who want to footsea and want to say. I’m from the squad. I disagree with the anti-Semitic language. Now let’s vote, “Cruz added. “Determine whether you intend to send weapons to support Israel or to sachet to the anti-Israeli left. Then you need to own it.”

The Epoch Times is seeking comment from Ocasio Cortez, Tribe, Omar and Presley.

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