Democrat Representative and ‘squad’ member Jamaal Bowman has called on the Biden administration to accept Palestinian refugees displaced by the expected Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip.
Bowman, who is currently under investigation for allegedly pulling the fire alarm ahead of the vote on the continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown earlier this month, said the US is obligated to accept Palestinian refugees escaping war.
Around 1 million Palestinians are estimated to have been displaced in the Gaza Strip even before Israel initiated their expected ground invasion.
“Fifty percent of the population in Gaza are children,” Bowman said.
“The international community as well as the United States should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas.”
Approximately 57% of Gaza Strip residents maintain an opinion of Hamas that is at least somewhat positive, the Washington Institute reported.
Other “Squad” members came under fire last week following the vicious Hamas attacks.
Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib came under fire for refusing to condemn the alleged beheadings of Israeli babies when confronted by a reporter.
On Tuesday, Rashida Tlaib was confronted by reporters over recent reports that Hamas terrorists beheaded Israeli babies.
“Congresswoman, Hamas terrorists have cut off babies’ heads and burned children alive; do you support Israel’s right to defend themselves against this brutality?” the reporter asked.
Tlaib refused to answer.
Meanwhile, the Post reported that several GOP senators pushed back against calls to support attempts to resettle Palestinians in the US.
“The US is the most generous nation in the world, but we are in no position to accept additional refugees, especially from a region with as high a risk of terrorism, given our nation’s inability to secure our own border or vet those who are already here,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said.
Egypt, which also participates in the blockade of the Gaza Strip, has also refused to accept any Palestinian refugees, the Washington Post reported.
Reuters noted that no other Arab country is willing to accept Palestinian refugees either.
“Iran should take responsibility for any Palestinian refugees caused by its proxy… war with Israel,” en. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told the Post.
“Iran is responsible for the death and destruction— it should be responsible for refugees as well,” he said.
Over the weekend, The Daily Fetched reported Israel said it would not negotiate with terrorist group Hamas over the release of 100 and 200 Israeli and international hostages.
The head of Israel’s National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, said the days of negotiating with terrorists were over.
The Times of Israel reported:
National Security Council head Tzachi Hanegbi said on Saturday that there are no active negotiation efforts underway by Israel to repatriate the Israelis and some other foreign nationals kidnapped by Hamas last Saturday, saying “there is no way right now to have a negotiation” with the terror organization.
“Israel will not hold negotiations with an enemy that we have vowed to wipe from the face of the earth,” he said, briefing reporters at the Israel Defense Force’s Tel Aviv headquarters.
There are reportedly 50-200 hostages being held by Gaza terror groups.
“This is not going to be a John Wayne ending,” said a former federal law enforcement official who worked closely with Israel.
“The biggest challenge is intelligence — knowing where hostages are located and the conditions under which they are being held,” said retired Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who led US Central Command and Special Operations Command.