Rep. Tlaib accuses IDF of sexual violence against Palestinian children

US Representative Rashida Tlaib refuses to support a congressional resolution denouncing Hamas’s utilization of rape and sexual violence during and after the October 7 massacre.

The bill, introduced by Democrat Lois Frankel of Florida, was approved by a 418 to 0 vote, with Tlaib opting to vote “present.”

Tlaib explained her refusal to support the resolution, stating that it “completely ignores and erases any sexual violence and abuse committed by the Israeli forces against Palestinians, especially children.” She presented no examples of Israeli sexual violence.

Tlaib’s statements

In a speech to Congress on Wednesday, she spoke of the alleged sexual violence against Palestinians by the IDF but didn’t mention the sexual violence perpetrated against Israelis during the October 7 massacre.

Tlaib delivered the speech in response to the roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz on Wednesday.

Tlaib’s history of antisemitism and denial 

FTX Group CEO John J. Ray III listens while U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks, at a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing investigating the collapse of the now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX after the arrest of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. (credit: SARAH SILBIGER/REUTERS)

In her speech, Tlaib began by stating, “All acts of sexual violence are horrific. We should all be fighting to end it here at home and all around the world.”  





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