Thu 22 Feb 2024 4:07 pm - Jerusalem Time

A US Congress representative: “All children in Gaza must be killed”

US Congressman Andy Ogles said, “All children in Gaza must be killed,” in response to an activist’s question about the United States’ responsibility for the killing of children in Gaza since the start of the Israeli war on the Strip on October 7.

In a video widely circulated on social media, an activist asked the Republican representative from Tennessee, saying: “I saw pictures of children’s bodies torn apart (in Gaza), and the tax money I pay funds the bombing of those children.”

Ogles replied, "I think we should kill them all, if that makes you better."

As of Thursday, the Israeli war on Gaza left “29,410 killed and 69,465 injured, most of them children and women,” in addition to thousands missing under the rubble, according to the Palestinian authorities.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) condemned the US representative’s statements, saying that they amounted to “a call for the extermination of the Palestinian people.”

The statement published on the “X” platform said: “Such rhetoric is not only abhorrent, but also contradicts our values as a country.”

The council stressed that "this cannot be tolerated."

The Advisory Council, which was established in Tennessee in 2012, works to promote the interests of the Muslim community in the state, whose number is estimated at more than 700,000 people, according to state government data.


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A US Congress representative: “All children in Gaza must be killed”