(SNews) – Radical “Squad” Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has accused Israel of bombing a hospital in Gaza, despite evidence suggesting that the blast was caused by Hamas terrorists.
On Tuesday, a deadly explosion destroyed a Gaza Strip hospital, with the death toll estimated to be around 500 people.
As reports first emerged about the blast, many, including major corporate media outlets such as the New York Times, were quick to allege, without evidence, that Israel launched a missile strike against the hospital.
Did the NY Times think we wouldn’t notice? pic.twitter.com/QcTeBsJ2ie
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 17, 2023
However, evidence has been surfacing that suggests that the explosion was caused by a missile fired by Hamas terrorists.
Reports have indicated that Hamas fired the rocket and widely missed the target, striking the hospital instead.
Nevertheless, Tlaib took to social media to fire off baseless allegations and spread propaganda without pausing to check and confirm sources as the original reports first came in.
In a post on Twitter/X, the congresswoman claimed that: “Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that.”
She added that Democrat President Joe Biden must also share some blame for the deaths.
“Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many Palestinian Americans and Muslims Americans like me,” Tlaib tweeted.
“We will remember where you stood.”
Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that. @POTUS this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire & help de-escalate.
Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many… https://t.co/mZYoifT7bj
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 17, 2023
Despite other rash claims from the Left, the official U.S. position is that Islamic Jihad terrorists and their backers were responsible for the catastrophe.
This position was outlined by Biden who is currently in Tel Aviv meeting with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu.
Biden made clear the attack was not from the Israeli military and appeared to have been carried out “by the other team.”
He added the Hamas terror group had only brought suffering to those living in Gaza, the West Bank, and beyond.
AP reports that Biden said during a meeting with Netanyahu:
“Based on what I’ve seen, it appears as though it was done by the other team [Hamas], not you [Israel].”
Bombing a hospital is among the gravest of war crimes. The IDF reportedly blowing up one of the few places the injured and wounded can seek medical treatment and shelter during a war is horrific.@POTUS needs to push for an immediate ceasefire to end this slaughter. https://t.co/dPJ48dyDe8
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 17, 2023
The deadly blast, which reportedly killed hundreds of people, has sparked international outrage.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas dropped a scheduled Wednesday meeting with Biden over the issue.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have since released audio of their own.
The IDF says the recording shows the terrorists reacting once they realize their mistake in causing the strike on the hospital.
Islamic Jihad struck a Hospital in Gaza—the IDF did not.
Listen to the terrorists as they realize this themselves: pic.twitter.com/u7WyU8Rxwz
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 18, 2023
Israeli officials also released a video of the moment a rocket purportedly streaking towards Israel from Gaza appears to suffer a problem and suddenly changes course before flaming out.
In the darkness, it is not clear whether the rocket broke apart or simply lost its trajectory.
But moments later, a pair of explosions erupted in the city below – the result of what Israel claims was the rocket falling back to Earth and striking the al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City.
“This is the tragic result of firing rockets from densely populated neighborhoods,” the IDF said.
Biden told Netanyahu he was “deeply saddened and outraged” by the explosion.
The president also said it was not hyperbole to say Hamas had “slaughtered” Israelis in the October 7 attack.
The terror attacks saw mass rape, torture, and slaughter inflicted on innocent Israeli civilians.