Rashida Tlaib
Rashida TlaibReuters

Palestinian Arab American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mi) is a member of a secret Facebook group that glorified the Hamas terrorist organization following the massacre of over 1,200 Israelis on October 7, Fox News reported.

According to the report, Tlaib is a member of the Palestinian American Congress group on Facebook, a group that is hidden from non-members. The group was founded by Maher Abdel-qader, an activist with ties to Tlaib and other left-wing politicians in the US who has a history of antisemitic social media posts, including Holocaust denial.

One post on the group's page on October 12, five days after the massacre, read: "We don't want to throw you in the sea...we want you to ride it back from where you came." The post included a photograph of an elderly woman kidnapped by Hamas with one of her captors.

Another post from October 19 extolled the "achievements" of Hamas in killing IDF soldiers and wounding of Israeli civilians.

On October 10, one member wrote: "Yesterday I didn't see Hamas I saw the grand kids (sic) of the refugees that ethnically cleansed from their homeland attacking the grand kids (sic) of the colonists whom sent them to diaspora."

Tlaib has been a member of the group for six years and posted to it in 2018 during her first election campaign.

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to censure Tlaib after she posted a video of anti-Israel rallies which included the genocidal chant "from the river to the sea" and presented the anti-Israel demonstrators chanting the slogan as representative of the American people.

Tlaib has attempted to claim that the chant is merely an "aspirational" call for freedom when it has historically been used by Hamas and its supporters as a call for the complete destruction of the State of Israel and its Jewish inhabitants.

Tlaib has accused Israel of genocide in its response to the massacre of October 7 and has refused to condemn Hamas for the massacre despite being asked multiple times. She has also spread the blood libel that Israel was responsible for the bombing of a hospital in Gaza that was proven to have been caused by a misfired Islamic Jihad rocket, and spread conspiracy theories to dismiss the proof that Israel did not bomb the hospital.