Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were criticized by “The View” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin on Wednesday for spreading misinformation about a tragic hospital explosion.
The political and corporate media have repeated the claims made by Hamas that an Israeli bombardment on the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night resulted in the deaths of over 500 people.
“I want to say, shame on Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar because they played a role in the fact that this agreement with the Arab nations he [President Joe Biden] was gonna meet with fell apart. And we now know that this hospital attack that took place, Biden said he is very confident that it was not the Israelis that did it, it was likely Islamic Jihad and that’s because of U.S. Defense intelligence footage that’s been analyzed. What happened is people, like you said, people got angry and outraged.” Griffin said.
“People took it to the streets in the middle of the night to protest allegedly civilians being killed by Israel, and it turns out that very, very likely was not true, and shame on those congresswomen for not walking back those wrong statements that they made,” she continued.
Despite reports that Israeli and American security agencies determined that the explosion was most likely the result of a rocket fired by Hamas, Tlaib and Omar have not yet withdrawn their statements.
Without providing any proof, Tlaib asserted that Israel had destroyed the hospital, and she charged Biden with allowing it to occur by refusing to call an end to hostilities and “help de-escalate.”
Rep. Illhan Omar also claimed that the bombardment was a war crime by Israel.