AFSI fully supports Israel’s decision to deny US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib entry into the country. The itinerary submitted to Israel’s authorities revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective was to strengthen the boycott against the Jewish Nation State and deny Israel’s legitimacy.
The fact that Tlaib then applied for a humanitarian visa to visit her grandmother, which was accepted by Israel, and then rejected the offer to visit, shows her true and evil intentions. In response to being barred from Israel, Tlaib and Omar spoke out against President Trump and PM Netanyahu by posting an anti-semitic cartoon by Brazilian-Lebanese cartoonist Carlos Latuff (Latuff participated in Iran’s annual Holocaust cartoon contest in 2006.)
There is no need whatsoever to second guess Tlaib and Omar’s true intention of destroying Israel nor Israel’s right to deny these two entry into Israel. Weekend reporting below shows Israel’s continued fight against terrorism and the need to defend itself 24/7.
Friday afternoon, a car ramming attack near Elazar in the Gush Etzion region was carried out by a 26-year-old terrorist from Bethlehem. Nahum Navis (18), though current reports state his condition has slightly improved, remains in serious condition. His sister Noam (20) was injured.
Continued attempts to destroy Israel took place for two straight days. On Friday night, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired at least one rocket into Israel, which was intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. There were no reports of injury or damage. On Saturday night terrorists fired three rockets at southern Israel ( although at least 20 Red Alerts were sounded), two of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the military said. Fragments from one of the rockets struck the yard of a home in Sderot, causing damage.
Also on Saturday night three armed Palestinians who attempted to infiltrate Southern Israel were killed by the IDF.
Arson terror comes to northern Israel. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon set fire near border, causing firefighters to evacuate Israeli town
Arson-balloon fire in Sedot Negev. Just reported as of this morning.