By Tyler Olson | Fox News
Rep. Ilhan Omar said Thursday she is happy a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was agreed to after a week-and-a-half of fighting, but insisted there needs to be “accountability for every war crime committed.”
She also accused the U.S. of tacitly supporting those alleged crimes with its support for Israel.
“We should all be grateful that a ceasefire will prevent more civilians and children from being killed,” Omar, D-Minn., tweeted. “But now what? We need accountability for every war crime committed. And we need to stop underwriting crimes against humanity while doing nothing to end the occupation.” Her reaction was just one of several comments from members of Congress after Israel announced it agreed to a cease-fire, which was brokered with help from neighboring Egypt. Reaction from other members of the liberal “Squad” was just as harsh against Israel, although some Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took a more conciliatory tone. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., an ally of Omar and other Democrats who are highly critical of Israel, launched a broadside against the Jewish nation and called on the U.S. to potentially withdraw its foreign aid to the country.
“A ceasefire is necessary, but will not alone achieve freedom, justice, and equality for all who live under Israel’s apartheid government,” she said. “The U.S. must condition funding to uphold human rights, and end the funding entirely if those conditions are not met.”
Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota released a similar statement on Twitter.
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