Speaking Thursday on X about Israel’s intention to destroy the terror group Hamas, radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said the United States has a responsibility to prevent Israel from ethnically cleansing Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.
After the sickening terror attacks in Israel over the weekend, AOC wrote that it is the United States’ responsibility to stabilize and secure the Middle East. “That means being able to support … Israel in its defensive capacities … in that context,” she said.
“It also means that the United States has responsibility to ensure accountability to human rights — to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, and to ensure that horrors do not happen in the names of victims who do not want their tragedy used to justify further violence and injustice,” said.
The notion that Israel would even attempt to “ethnically cleanse” the so-called Palestinians is beyond insulting and bears no relation to the reality of Palestinian-Israeli relations over the years.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog told reporters on Thursday that Israel would spare no expense in eliminating Hamas.
“We are fighting terror,” Herzog said. “Humanity has to decide: are we accommodating terror or are we fighting terror? We saw the worst atrocities possible. We are seeing the worst atrocities possible by a whole campaign of a movement, which has major support from our neighbors.”
Herzog also slammed CNN for accusing Israel of a “war crime” by imposing hardships on Palestinians.
“I agree, there are many, many innocent Palestinians who do not agree with this [ideology], but unfortunately, in their homes, there are missiles shooting at us, at my children, on the entire nation of Israel. We have to defend ourselves,” he said. “We have the full right to do so. It’s about time the whole world understands it, this is the tragedy of using terror. There is no mercy to terror.”