The Democratic representative from Michigan belongs to the Palestinian American Congress group on Facebook, a private group not visible to non-members and not searchable on the platform. However, Fox News managed to access it.
Maher Abdel-qader, the group's creator with strong connections to Tlaib and other progressive politicians, has previously faced criticism for his antisemitic posts on social media. These include posts that cast doubt on the occurrence of the Holocaust, according to Fox News.
Fox News reported that the Palestinian American Congress group, which includes Tlaib as a member, has displayed posts supporting Hamas following the lethal attack on Israel on October 7. On October 12, a member of the group posted a message stating, "We don't want to throw you in the sea...we want you to ride it back from where you came," alongside an image showing an elderly Israeli woman held by a Hamas fighter.
On October 19, a different member of the group mentioned the "successes" of the "resistance in Northern occupied Palestine," citing the deaths of numerous Israeli soldiers. This post also featured an image of a Hamas combatant, the report said.
Addressing American media, one post on October 10th read: "Since yesterday I have been attached to the TV watching the news. You, and the people directing you, are the problem, you created it almost 100 years ago, made it official 75 years ago and you have been feeding its flam ever since."
It continues: "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 basses (sic) by the [peace-loving] state of Israel using American gifts of weapons and jet fighters."