Democrat Rashida Tlaib, winner of her party's primary in Michigan's 13th congressional district, celebrated her win last week with a series of anti-Israel tweets.
Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, will become the country's first female Muslim member of Congress next year. She is running unopposed in November.
On Thursday, as Hamas rockets rained down on Israeli civilians, Tlaib attacked Israel indirectly on Twitter:
Growing up in Detroit taught me better than to stand by as people's rights are violated. My roots as a Palestinian American are strong and important. I believe every human being deserves to live with dignity. #HumanRightsforAll
We cannot allow American foreign aid to be used to violate the human rights of people of any race, nation, or ethnicity. I will not fund or stand by silently when there is injustice.