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‘Squad’ Dems face backlash calling for ‘ceasefire’ after Israel attacks: ‘Can’t merely condemn terrorism’

“Squad” House Democrats known for criticizing the state of Israel faced massive backlash from conservatives online over their milquetoast statements following Hamas’ deadly surprise attack on Israel.

Several members of the informal progressive caucus published statements on Saturday condemning the violence and calling for the conflict to de-escalate.

Of the “Squad” members, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has been silent on the attack on Israel.

Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists invaded areas of southern Israel as rocket barrages launched from the Gaza Strip struck the area on Saturday, killing over 200 Israelis. 

A senior Hamas military commander, Mohammad Deif, announced the start of the operation in which he called on Palestinians everywhere to attack the Israelis, saying in a broadcast on Hamas media that the group launched 5,000 rockets. He called the attack “the day of the greatest battle to end the last occupation on earth.”

Israeli media reported that at least 300 people have been killed in the wide-ranging assault, while Gaza health officials say that at least 200 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes made in response to the Hamas attack. The death toll is continuing to rise as Hamas militants and Israeli fighters continue fighting near Gaza. The number of wounded people has risen to at least 1,590.

Fox News Digital’s Kyle Morris contributed reporting.

Houston Keene is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.  Story tips can be sent to Houston.Keene@Fox.com and on Twitter: @HoustonKeene 

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