Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Meets w/Pro-Hamas Group
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't vigorously defending Rep. Omar's anti-Semitism, she's meeting with a pro-Hamas group, as John Rossomando at the Investigative Project notes.
Members of the rabidly anti-Israel group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) met this week with U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., during the group's annual Palestine Advocacy Day.
Ocasio-Cortez posed for a photo with AMP supporters outside her office on Capitol Hill, an AMP newsletter posted online shows. However, nothing was posted online saying what Ocasio-Cortez said to the AMP supporters.
AMP is the successor and alter ego of a defunct Hamas front called that formerly operated as the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)/American Muslim Society (AMS), a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court claims. The IAP/AMS acted as the propaganda arm of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestine Committee, a network of U.S.-based organizations established to support Hamas politically and financially. Former Hamas political bureau chief Moussa Abu Marzook created several organizations that formed the Palestine Committee and served on IAP's board of directors prior to his deportation in the 1990s.
AMP continues to wear its sympathies on its social media sleeve.
The group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) does not shy away from its support for the terrorist organization Hamas. The group’s National Campus Coordinator, Taher Herzallah, recently posted Palestine TV photos of injured Israeli soldiers and a destroyed tank to his personal Facebook page. The caption for both photos read: “The most beautiful site in my eyes.” It appears that this post has been removed.
In another recent Facebook comment, Herzallah justified Hamas rocket fire aimed at Israeli civilians, saying that “in order for them [Israeli society] to feel any compulsion or urge to end the occupation, they need to feel that they are in an abnormal situation. In that regard, Hamas’ rockets are effective."
As usual, pro-BDS, also means pro-Hamas. And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is showing that she's both.