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Rashida Tlaib is a member of a hidden group on social networks that supports and 'glorifies' Hamas terrorists

The Democratic representative has been a member of the 'Palestinian American Congress' group on Facebook for six years.

Rashida Tlaib

Rashida Tlaib / Cordon Press.

An exclusive from Fox News revealed that for the last six years, Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib has been a member of a secret group on social media called 'Palestinian American Congress' that glorifies Hamas terrorists after the attacks against Israel.

According to Fox News, the group is hidden on Facebook. That means it does not appear on the platform's open search (only members can access it by invitation). The group was founded by Maher Abdel-qader, who "has extensive ties to Tlaib and has also been linked to other liberal politicians."

Pro-Hamas posts in the group

Members of the Facebook group have posted messages showing their support for Hamas terrorists following the October 7 attack on Israeli civilians. According to Fox:

- On October 10, one member posted:

Since yesterday I have been attached to the TV watching the news (...) You consider Hamas a terrorist organization and I am not going to argue with you at the same time you have been broadcasting that they have been killing women and children, guess that is what terrorists do at the same time no mention to the killing of Palestinian women, children and entire families killed on a daily basis (sic) by the [peace-loving] state of Israel using American gifts of weapons and jet fighters (...) 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. 

- On October 12, another member of the group posted: "We don't want to throw you in the sea...we want you to ride it back from where you came." Fox said, "The message was accompanied by a picture of an elderly Israeli woman and a Hamas fighter holding her captive."

- "On Oct. 19, another group member wrote about the "achievements" of the "resistance in Northern occupied Palestine," including dozens of dead Israeli soldiers. The post included a picture of a Hamas fighter."

The group's founder, Maher Abdel-qader, is an activist who has been criticized for his antisemitic posts on social media. He has campaigned with several Democratic politicians. Tlaib reportedly joined the group six years ago and was an active member during her 2018 congressional campaign.