Last week on Twitter, anti-Semitic Rep. Rashida Tlaib falsely accused Israel of “apartheid” and spreading the lie that Israelis were “stealing Palestinian homes and burning their lands.”
Sharing an article on Tuesday by the radical left-wing NGO B’Tselem, which said Israeli “settlers” were torching Palestinian fields, Tlaib wrote, “Stealing Palestinian homes and burning their lands. The actions of an apartheid state. We cannot stand by and watch this happen. Billions of US taxpayers dollars support Netanyahu’s government and this racist violence. We must condemn this swiftly.”
In fact, the fires were started by Palestinian arsonists.
“@RashidaTlaib, you shared a falsehood about Israeli Jews setting fire to Palestinian fields. This ugly claim has been retracted. You’re a member of Congress. Take down your tweet. Or is it okay to perpetuate untruths when they fit your policy agenda?” the American Jewish Committee (AJC) tweeted on Thursday.
The Samaria Regional Council, the umbrella organization for settlements in that region of West Bank, said it would sue B’Tselem for slander. “At night, the Arab residents of the village lit a fire that endangered the lives of the Jews, and in the morning their extreme-Left friends lit a fire of hatred against the settlers,” Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said.