Rep. Ilhan Omar drew condemnation from all sides for comparing “atrocities” committed by Hamas, Israel and the U.S., among others.
Hamas issued a statement praising Omar for “defending justice,” but criticizing the Minnesota Democrat for comparing the Palestinian militant group to the U.S. and Israel.
The terrorist organization said Omar had equated the “victim” to the “oppressor.”
“She equated the resistance of the Palestinian people on the one hand, and the crimes of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the American aggression in Afghanistan on the other,” wrote Dr. Basem Naim from Hamas’ international relations office.
“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] where people are supposed to go for justice,” Omar tweeted Monday.
“We appreciate Mrs. Ilhan Omar’s stances in defending justice and the rights of the oppressed ar
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