Radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has tried to justify Hamas’s attacks against Israel while simultaneously insisting that she is not defending the terrorist group.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Mehdi Hasan Show,” Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged that Hamas’s attack against Israel on October 7 was “horrific.”
However, she continued by trying to justify the murder, rape, and abduction of hundreds of innocent civilians, including Americans, by accusing Israel of committing “war crimes.”
AOC was defending her position of calling for a “ceasefire” following Hamas’s attack when host Mehdi Hasan asked the congresswoman whether Israel had a right to defend itself.
She began, “I think one of the things that’s important to recognize about this situation is the asymmetry of what is going on as well as the collective punishment of what is happening to the Palestinian people at this moment.
“Hamas has absolutely engaged in horrific attacks.
“Every single day there are more details that are released about what occurred on October 7th that shocks the human consciousness and shocks our conscience, our collective conscience.”
“However, we do know as well that war crimes do not constitute and are not an appropriate response for other war crimes,” AOC explained.
“It is unacceptable to think that 1700 Palestinian children alone, their deaths will somehow make up or justify the violence of what we saw on October 7th.”
The progressive “Squad” member went on to accuse Israel of committing an “indiscriminate bombing campaign” against Gaza and questioned the effectiveness of its recent actions.
She claimed, without evidence, that Israel is using “white phosphorus” against civilians.
“It occurs to me, I think a question we all must ask ourselves, what price of innocent life is acceptable in terms of targeting Hamas?” AOC said.
“And are we even receiving?
“We are receiving daily counts every day about the number of innocent people that are dying.
“We are not seeing reports on how effective this has actually been in terms of dismantling Hamas.
“I think it’s very important for us to raise that point.
“I think it’s important for us to understand that this is part of a larger intergenerational cycle of violence,” she said.
AOC also insisted that is “absolutely not a defense of Hamas” to criticize Israel.
She claimed that the “political aims of violence” on both sides are the “dehumanization” of the other.
Ocasio-Cortez along with her fellow radical “Squad” members like Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MI) and Cori Bush (D-MO) have repeatedly called for a “ceasefire.”
The same far-left Democrats are also dodging questions over whether Israel has a right to defend itself after the deadly attacks.
As the interview closed, AOC also suggested that her fellow lawmakers’ reluctance to call for a ceasefire is motivated by race.
“I have long found the ignoring and sidelining of Palestinians in the U.S. House of Representatives, the humanity of Palestinian populations in the five years that I’ve been in Congress, quite shocking,” she said.
“This is not something that is new to many of us.”
Rep. @AOC calls for Israel to be investigated for war crimes over its alleged “dropping & deployment of white phosphorus.”
“It is unacceptable to think that 1,700 Palestinian children alone, that their deaths will somehow … justify the violence that we saw on Oct. 7th” pic.twitter.com/fF6zIYQyra
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 23, 2023