Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.
“Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) received harsh criticism for circulating a social media post that showed photos of dead children in Syria she claimed died in Gaza in the fighting between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas.
Omar retweeted a post that said “CHILD GENOCIDE IN PALESTINE” and “614 Palestinian children murdered by the Israeli [IDF] forces,” according to a screenshot posted to X by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Saturday. However, a community note stated the picture was from a 2013 sarin gas attack in Ghouta, Syria, and not from the Israel-Hamas war that began when Hamas, designated a terrorist group by the United States, attacked Israel on Oct. 7.
The AIPAC post highlighted one from Omar’s fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in which Ocasio-Cortez blasted the “level of misinformation” circulating social media. Omar has since un-reposted the photo.
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