Conservatives Tear Into Omar for Her ‘Deeply Troubling’ Response to the Violent Rocket Launch on Israel

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Violence in Israel and Gaza over the weekend drew a response from controversial freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), but it backfired on her as conservatives reacted to her “troubling” reaction.

There was violence between Israel and Gaza over the weekend — which has since seen a cease-fire as of early Monday — as nearly 700 rockets were fired from Gaza to Israel, resulting in the death of 23 people in Gaza and four Israelis, as NBC News reported.

Omar — who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and previously found herself under fire for remarks that many found to be anti-Semitic — reacted to the violence by seemingly siding with Gaza’s Hamas militant group, which is seen as a terrorist group by the U.S. and European Union.

“How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?” Omar tweeted in response to the attack. “The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.”

Omar’s latest controversial remark has many right-leaning individuals up in arms.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asked Omar “what should be done about Hamas” in response.

“They are the ones behind all of this,” she added.

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also weighed in on the “deeply troubling” point reached “where no one is shocked when sitting members of congress […] side with Hamas terrorists over Israel. His tweet was retweeted by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

Rep. Liz Cheney (R- Wyo.) slammed Omar by pointing out that “Hamas controls Gaza,” that “Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel,” and that Omar “is defending Hamas.”

“Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists?” Cheney asked.

Other individuals took a swipe at Omar’s comments on the weekend’s violence overseas:

Haley called on “every presidential candidate” to weigh in on the attack.

“Imagine if 600 rockets had been fired into the US or any other country besides Israel,” she wrote. “What country would not defend itself?”

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday in response to the violence.

“We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens,” he wrote. “To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace – it can happen!”

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Tom Bodine
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Letting her into the country was the first mistake and now if one is smart they can see why.

Raven
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Pig needs impeachment proves she’s dangerous if she was POTUS 1st day in she’d order Israel bombed. If someone had her sentiment against Muslims she’d scream Islamophobia and demand justice. Her and Ratshida Tlaib got high positions all they do is whine play the race card and support terrorism
#ImpeachIlhanOmar

Kenny
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This Omar pig really needs to go, even though she represents a great deal of the Democrat Party. Wake up America the wolf is at the door.

James
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I believe the Democratic leaders are scared to death of insulting Muslim Omar and Tlaib for fear of being called names like “Islamophobes”, “racists” or “pigs” – Islams favorite word for the Jewish people; “swine” for Christians. These two foreigners will NEVER assimilate into the US as American citizens; but MUST retain their Rights as Muslims under their Qur’an, Sharia Law and Allah to continue spewing their hatred of Jews and Christians. They DO need to be removed from the House.

W
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I hate to say this but I, like most people don’t know the full story on the Israel Palestine conflict. I think it began long before the birth of Hamas. I wish I could find an unbiased history of this conflict. I don’t want to criticize any side before I know who the real aggressors are. And I really wish there were better Muslim politicians than Omar and Tahib. The way they address issues especially as representatives of the Muslim-American population just isn’t cutting it.

Pat Warnock
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Omar the Hamas poster girl

Dolly Furst
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This is so troubling to the American people, that the democrats allow her to spew her anti-Semitic garbage. Anyone else would have been thrown out of congress. What is happening to our country? We need to vote at the polls and get these people out of office. Simple as that.

Lawrence
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It is sadning that someone of this caliber is elected to office, take the oath of a US representive, yet voice such things that are against the United Sates, the Constitution, the people she is swarn to represent, Hopefully next election she is voted out, never to hold office again.

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