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Ocasio-Cortez hits Netanyahu for ‘shocking’ 2019 decision banning Tlaib, Omar from visiting Israel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday for his 2019 decision to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from visiting Israel. 

Ocasio-Cortez joined MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan on Sunday and was asked about what the left-wing host called “congressional indifference to Palestinian life.”

“Almost all of the at least 18 House Democrats who called for a cease-fire in Gaza are people of color. How much of the congressional indifference to Palestinian life in Gaza, the refusal in D.C. to acknowledge sometimes the humanity and innocence, not to mention the suffering of all ordinary Gazans, how much of that is driven by the fact that they’re Arabs? Or they’re mostly all Muslims? Or they don’t look like us, do you think?” Hasan asked.

Ocasio-Cortez said she thought the “ignoring and the sidelining” of Palestinians in Congress was “quite shocking.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan on Sunday for an interview. (Screenshot / MSNBC)

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Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick contributed to this report.

Hanna Panreck is an associate editor at Fox News.


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