Far-left congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now facing significant criticism after she falsely claim that Israel kept Palestinian children in cages.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Speaking at an Austin Democratic Socialists of America event held in Texas on Sunday, hard-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) implied, as caught on video, that Israel kept Palestinian children in cages, saying, “I don’t believe that a child should be in a cage on our border and I don’t believe a child should be in a cage in the West Bank.”
Ocasio-Cortez was blasted for her false claims involving the Jewish state. The American Jewish Committee responded by tweeting, “@AOC, you know as well as we do that there are no Palestinian children ‘in cages’ in the West Bank. This kind of gross misinformation hurts chances for reasonable discussion and furthers harmful biases. You must apologize for these baseless allegations.”
.@RepAOC demonizing Jews at a time of raging #Antisemitism in NYC. Throwing children into cages is inhuman and cruel. Prove it or apologize. You are legitimizing hatred against Jewish people everywhere. https://t.co/8k9yEbj2tN
— SimonWiesenthalCntr (@simonwiesenthal) February 15, 2022
This should go without saying, but Israel does not have children in cages in the West Bank, @AOC. This vicious libel mirrors the libels that have plagued Jewish civilization for centuries. https://t.co/FusLvw8zJ3
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) February 15, 2022
Last Christmas Eve, a staffer for Ocasio-Cortez called Israel “a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population.” Hussain Altamimi, who began his tenure as a legislative assistant to Ocasio-Cortez in the fall, posted an Instagram story in which he wrote, “Israel is a racist European ethnostate built on stolen land from its indigenous population!” Fox News Digital took a screenshot of the post.
In September, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to cry after the House passed a bill to fund Israel’s Iron Dome, which protects the Jewish state from rocket attacks from the terrorist groups Hamas in the south and Hezbollah in the north.
Cortez has repeatedly expressed her belief that Israel is an immoral and illegitimate state.