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Rashida Tlaib just can’t quit her anti-Semitism
Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib just can’t quit her anti-Semitism 

In late August, in what has been described by sources close to the victim as a brutal “honour killing,” Israa Gharib, a 21- year old Bethlehem makeup artist, was allegedly murdered by her father and brother to redress the shame Gharib’s family suffered when the woman posted a video of an outing with a suitor on her Instagram page.

Responding to the tragedy, congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) tweeted a denunciation of honour killings: “Israa’s death illustrates an ever-present toxic masculinity and control over women’s bodies.” But she also attached a link to an article that blames Israeli occupation, in part, for the phenomenon: “Israeli military occupation and a corrupt Palestinian Authority both hinder any legal, economic, and social progress,” says the author of the article (name written in Arabic) on the site BabyFist. It may be that the Palestinian Authority’s corruption hinders progress, but to claim that Israeli occupation is a factor in such a long-established cultural practice is risible.

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