The anti-Israel Muslim-American congresswoman has found yet another reason to condemn the Jewish state, linking Israel to a problem that is truly a serious one but has nothing to do with Israel.
“A 21-year-old Palestinian woman died on Thursday in suspicious circumstances fueling speculation and causing massive outrage among activists and social media users across the Middle East and North Africa,” reported the Egyptian Streets website.
“Israa Gharib, a makeup artist from Bethlehem, died in a coma due to head trauma, in what activists and sources close to the victim are saying was a brutal honor killing. The culprits are believed to be her father and brothers,” the website adds.
“It all began when Gharib went to meet a potential suitor in a public place and posted a video of the outing on her Instagram page,” the story continues.
“According to a friend of the victim’s, Gharib’s mother was fully aware of the meeting and the suitor’s sister was also in attendance. According to sources online,” writes Egyptian Streets, “Gharib’s cousin then showed the video to the victim’s father and brothers, allegedly urging them to act to prevent scandal and accusing Israa of dishonoring herself and bringing shame to the family by being seen in the company of a man outside the bonds of marriage.”
Understandably, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) released a statement decrying the phenomenon of “honor” killings.
“Israa’s death illustrates an ever-present toxic masculinity and control over women’s bodies and lives,” she tweeted.
However, Tlaib then attaches a link to her tweet for an article that blames Israeli occupation for such killings.
The article is posted on a site called Babyfist.
“Israeli military occupation and a corrupt Palestinian Authority both hinder any legal, economic, and social progress. Right now there are Arabic articles (this story has rightfully taken the Arab world by storm) and doubtless, some Hebrew articles being published by some Zionist news outlets to try and pink-wash occupation,” says the article.
The anti-Israel, pro-BDS congresswoman has found yet another reason to condemn the Jewish state, linking Israel to a problem that is truly a serious one but which has nothing to do with Israel.