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Hakeem Jeffries rejects Squad member’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ claim: ‘Israel is not engaged in genocide’

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., hit back at “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush, D-MO., on Tuesday after she claimed Israel was committing “ethnic cleansing” against Gaza following the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked the Democratic House Majority Leader to respond to Bush’s statement after noting she was receiving bipartisan backlash over her statement. 

“Israel is not conducting an ethnic cleansing campaign. Israel is not engaged in genocide. Israel was brutally attacked in the most horrific way on October 7th. It has resulted in the largest loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust. And Israel is in a position where it is responding and going after Hamas. That is a necessary and urgent project for it to complete,” Jeffries said.

He added that they were also going to make sure Palestinians received humanitarian assistance. 

Cori Bush and Hakeem Jeffries

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries responded to Rep. Cori Bush’s claim that Israel was committing “ethnic cleansing” against Gaza.  (Left: Tim Evans/Bloomberg via Getty Images, Right: (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images))

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Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.

Hanna Panreck is an associate editor at Fox News.

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