Rashida Tlaib rejects Israeli offer to visit country under 'oppressive' non-political conditions

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she will not visit Israel under the “oppressive conditions” it is imposing on the trip.

Ms Tlaib and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar were on Thursday banned by Israel from visiting the country.

On Friday, Israeli authorities announced that Tlaib would be allowed to enter Israel on a “humanitarian” basis, in order to visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank.

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“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me,” Ms Tlaib tweeted on Friday, following that decision.

It would kill a piece of me, she added. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice.

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Source : The Independent

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