New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is having an I-told-you-so moment. Hikind—a Democrat—was the first elected official to expose Linda Sarsour’s ties to terrorists and now, just days after leading a panel on anti-Semitism at the New School, Sarsour participated in a fundraising event for a group with ties to the Hamas terrorist organization.
“Over $275K raised tonight in Seattle for our Promise for Palestine Tour w/ Islamic Relief—Now we are celebrating,” Sarsour Tweeted yesterday afternoon.
In 2014, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon banned Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) from operating in Israel. Israel believes IRW, which markets itself as a charitable agency that solicits donations from all over the world, funnels cash to Hamas. Ya’alon’s ban came after the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the coordinator for government activities in the territories, and legal authorities provided incriminating information against IRW.
“The IRW is another source of funds for Hamas,” said Hikind. “Sarsour knows this as well as anyone—and better than most. She also understands anti-Semitism because she’s been practicing it her entire life. This latest slight-of-hand—crying about ‘anti-Semitism’ while raising funds for terrorists—should be a wakeup call to her supporters.”
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