Last weekend, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) chatted and posed for pictures in Dallas with members of the Palestine Youth Movement (PYM), a group that has voiced support for terrorism, reported the Washington Free Beacon earlier today.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib with members of the Palestine Youth Movement at the Arab Texas Festival of Dallas. [Photo by @PYM_USA] pic.twitter.com/tdsy35kXSa
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PYM endorses all forms of resistance to Israel, “whether by pen or gun.” PYM members have also called for the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, and hosted a student event shouting “long-live the intifada.”
A poll a few years ago of Palestinians found approximately half believe the goal of intifada is to end the existence of Israel, which was re-established after World War II and publicly recognized as the homeland of the Jewish people. The international community acknowledged the importance of the Jewish homeland, not just historically, but also a safe haven to protect Jews from another mass murder as minorities within other countries.
PYM also sponsors the “Ghassan Kanafani Scholarship.” Kanafani was a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which is defined as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department and Treasury.
“Kanafani dedicated his life to the Palestinian struggle both through his work with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) as well as his writing,” the PYM scholarship details. This is only one example of how PYM has endorsed terrorist activities.
Tlaib has repeatedly come under fire for antisemitic comments. She has also talked about the “calm feeling” she gets when thinking about how the Palestinian-Arabs treated Jews fleeing the Holocaust. They slaughtered them, but Tlaib tried to present it as if they welcomed them.
While it is not shocking that Tlaib has involvement with Palestinian organizations, it is disturbing to know that a sitting congresswoman poses for pictures with a group that endorses terrorism.