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Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said Friday she will not visit her grandmother in Israel’s West Bank after the Jewish state granted her ...

Rashida Tlaib Rejects Israel’s Offer to Visit Grandmother: ‘Treating Me Like a Criminal’

Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said Friday she will not visit her grandmother in Israel’s West Bank after the Jewish state granted her entry to do so under humanitarian circumstances.

The day prior, Israel announced it would bar Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering the country, citing their staunch support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against it.

“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter.

“Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” the far-left lawmaker added.