Activist Linda Sarsour at a march in Louisville Ky. on Aug. 25, 2020 (Amy Harris/Invision/AP) (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
Linda Sarsour

Anti-Semitic activist retweeted a thread blasting the IDF in connection with Israeli aid at the disaster site in Miami.

By United With Israel Staff

Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour sparked fresh accusations of anti-Semitism this week after retweeting a thread that questioned Israeli rescue crews helping at the site of the collapsed building in Surfside, Florida.

The original tweet from a third party, which Sarsour spread to her 331,000 followers, said, “I really don’t understand the IDF’s involvement in rescue attempts of people tragically crushed under buildings in Miami. Their expertise is crushing buildings with people in them, not rescuing them.”

Linda Sarsour

Screen grab of a retweet by Linda Sarsour that she subsequently deleted. (IsraellyCool.com)

Other tweets in the original thread labeled the Israeli rescue delegations as “propaganda” and “hypocrisy.”

Facing a backlash, Sarsour deleted her retweet, though the original tweet remains.

Sarsour, who was born in Brooklyn to Palestinian parents, has a long history of anti-Semitic statements.

Sarsour rose to prominence as one of the organizers of the first Women’s March on Washington in 2017. She has argued that it’s impossible to be both a Zionist and a feminist, appeared in a video claiming that the Jewish King David was a Muslim, characterized Jesus (a Jew) as a Palestinian, accused Israel of ethnic cleansing, lauded the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan, and insisted that Israel “is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else.”

More recently, Sarsour defended Hamas rocket attacks on Israeli civilians during the 11-day Gaza war in May.

Israel dispatched IDF and United Hatzalah teams to Florida after the Champlain Tower collapsed without warning in June. Officials have confirmed 28 deaths while 117 people remain unaccounted for. Facing the possibility of Tropical Storm Elsa reaching southern Florida, crews demolished the remaining half of the building in a controlled explosion on Sunday.

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