Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism -Democrat Rashida Tlaib joined international condemnation of Israel after a pair of violent police raids on Palestinian Muslims celebrating Ramadan this week, drawing characterizations of “apartheid” from a number of international humanitarian groups.
Multiple news outlets reported Israeli police stormed Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem for the second time, violently clashing with worshippers hours after authorities arrested hundreds of Palestinians observing the Islamic holy month.
In the United Kingdom, controversial MP Jeremy Corbyn and Francie Molloy both issued statements condemning the arrests, with the former describing the “assault” on Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa mosque as an “egregious violation of human rights.”
In a Thursday Twitter post, Tlaib—who is Palestinian-American—criticized media outlets who have characterized the violence as a “clash” between police and worshippers at what is considered one of Islam’s holiest sites, saying it only serves to whitewash what it really was: apartheid in action.
“It’s not ‘clashes,'” wrote Tlaib. “It’s called apartheid.”