Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came under fire this week from Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for his comments suggesting that he would not welcome Palestinian Gaza refugees into the US.
According to reports, these comments come after Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group, killed more than 1,400 Israelis in a week of unparalleled terror strikes. Palestinian people reportedly participated in the attacks alongside Hamas terrorists.
DeSantis said to his Iowa rally crowd on Saturday that he doesn’t know what Joe Biden will do, but we can’t let refugees from Gaza into the country. He (DeSantis) won’t take part in that. Not all are Hamas members. However, they each are anti-Semitic. They all reject the legitimacy of the state of Israel.
DeSantis pointed out that no Arab country is prepared to absorb any of them, even though it is the Arab countries’ responsibility to aid Palestinian Arabs.
According to reports, more than two million Palestinian refugees are currently residing in Jordan. Christians and Jews make up a small fraction of the population in Gaza and Jordan.
Ocasio-Cortez recently appeared on CNN to urge Israel not to respond harshly to the massacres, which have killed and injured at least three thousand and led to hundreds of kidnappings.
She argued that the unwillingness of Arab countries to take in Palestinian refugees doesn’t absolve the US from admitting refugees.
She claimed Governor DeSantis’s statement that all Gazans are anti-Semitic was extremely dangerous.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other elected Democrats have sought to distance themselves from the events of a pro-Palestinian demonstration organized by the New York City Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
The DSA, which counts six members of Congress among its ranks (among them, members of “the Squad”), held a rally in Times Square on Sunday and marched to Bryant Park, not far from the Israeli Consulate.
Reports show protesters at the event torched an Israeli flag, trampled on it, and waved a picture of a swastika in the faces of Israel’s supporters.