July 1, 2022

Israeli official rebukes Ocasio-Cortez for claiming Israel is responsible for the death of an Al Jazeera reporter

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just earned a rebuke from Ambassador Asaf Zamir, the consul general of Israel, the Washington Examiner reports

The rebuke stems from Ocasio-Cortez’s recent Instagram video in which she claimed that Israeli forces are responsible for the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and that the U.S. indirectly played a role by providing foreign aid to Israel.

“She was killed by Israeli forces and, you know, we can’t allow — we just we can’t allow this stuff to be happening with our resources,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the video.

Zamir responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s allegation in a tweet. He wrote:

Hi @AOC, It’s dangerous to accuse Israel when even the Palestinian coroner has made no determination. This is exactly what leads to more violent antisemitism in NYC. As a new fellow New Yorker, I invite you to meet and discuss. Here’s what I said about this on @CNN this week.

In the CNN clip that he attached to the tweet, Zamir calls for the investigation of Akleh’s death. But, he also argues that, until the truth is known, public figures, such as Ocasio-Cortez ought not to be jumping to conclusions because such leaps only encourage antisemitism, which he noted is clearly on the rise.

“We are asking for honest reporting about things that happened,” Zamir says in the clip. “We are asking for people to wait for a second before they say Israel is in charge of the killing of a reporter.

“Maybe we are, and if we are, we need to investigate that,” he continued. “Maybe we’re not, but when you assume automatically that we are, that comes from a totally different place in your heart.”

What is known for sure is that Akleh was killed in Jenin by a sniper earlier this month. It is not known whether the bullet came from Israel or Palestine. Palestine, of course, has claimed the former.

Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow squad members have a long history of supporting Palestine over Israel.

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