Rashida Tlaib condemns terror attack in West Bank

"More than ever, we need to support nonviolent approaches to ending the Israeli occupation and guaranteeing equal rights for all."

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August 24, 2019 21:08
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Democratic U.S. congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib reacts after appearing after midterm elections

Democratic U.S. congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib reacts after appearing at her midterm election night . (photo credit: REUTERS/REBECCA COOK)

US Rep. Rashida Tlaib took to Twitter on Saturday to condemn the terrorist attack in the West Bank in which Rina Shenrav was murdered and her bother and father injured.

“This is absolutely tragic & horrible. My heart goes out to Rina’s family,” Tlaib tweeted. “More than ever we need to support nonviolent approaches to ending the Israeli occupation and guaranteeing equal rights for all. Extremism that puts innocent lives at risk moves us no closer to peace.”



Israel recently barred Tlaib from entering the country due to her support for the BDS movement.

Tlaib’s tweet followed that of IfNotNow, a progressive, activist anti-Israel movement that criticizes Israel’s actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which also condemned the attack on Twitter.
“We are mourning the death of Rina Schnerb [sic], who was only 17 years old,” the group tweeted. “Our thoughts are with her friends and family. We’re not confused: the rightward drift of Israeli and US govts make the situation on the ground less safe for Israelis and Palestinians.”



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