Six Tlaib Fundraisers Linked to Terrorism, Report Says

Canary Mission report comes day after Tlaib was censured for promoting anti-Semitism

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November 8, 2023

Anti-Israel representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) is connected to at least "six terror-linked activists who all served as cohosts for fundraisers for her 2018 congressional campaign," according to a report from a watchdog group.

Just a day after the "Squad" member was censured by the House for promoting anti-Semitism, Canary Mission—an organization that monitors Jew hatred across the country—says it has identified three new Tlaib fundraisers who are connected to terrorism.

This includes one Tlaib fundraiser who "met with a Hamas co-founder while in a maximum-security Israeli jail" and another said to be allied "with multiple terror groups, including Hamas," according to the findings provided by Canary Mission to the Washington Free Beacon. A third Tlaib fundraiser was allegedly convicted "by an Israeli military court for providing material support to Hamas," according to the findings.

The watchdog group’s latest findings are likely to increase pressure on Tlaib to disavow a cadre of fundraisers and activists whom critics view as anti-Semitic. Twenty-two Democrats voted in favor of a Tuesday resolution censuring Tlaib for her anti-Semitic rhetoric amid Israel’s efforts to dismantle the Hamas terror group for its October 7 slaughter of more than 1,400 civilians.

Canary Mission identified three other terror-tied Tlaib fundraisers in an October report that garnered widespread attention on social media.

One of the Tlaib fundraisers, Mwafaq Jbara, allegedly "met with a Hamas co-founder while [both were] in a maximum-security Israeli jail," according to the organization's latest report. Jbara, who raised funds for Tlaib in 2018, is said to have "called for the death of Jews and praised the terrorist who killed U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force."

Jbara, the group documented, "has shared a huge amount of pro-terror material on Facebook and is a well-known anti-Israel organizer in Chicago."

A second Tlaib fundraiser, Sheikh Muhammad Qatanani, reportedly faced deportation from America for failing to disclose his conviction in an Israeli military court of providing support to Hamas, "as well as his membership in the terror organization," according to Canary Mission.

Additionally, "Qatanani’s deceased brother-in-law, Mahmoud Abu Hanoud, was reportedly a Hamas military leader," the group says. Qatanani was listed as a cohost for a 2018 Tlaib fundraising event in Clifton, N.J.

The third Tlaib fundraiser identified by the watchdog organization is Huwaida Arraf, a prominent anti-Israel activist who allegedly "has allied with multiple terror groups, including Hamas." Arraf cohosted a 2018 Tlaib fundraising event in Detroit.

Last month, Canary Mission disclosed that Tlaib "employed no less than three Hamas-linked activists to fundraise for her 2018 election campaign, one of whom spent eight months in prison for his alleged connections to Hamas."

This includes Mazen Dola, who attended the lawmaker’s 2019 congressional swearing-in ceremony, according to the report.

Dola is allegedly "the cousin of a terrorist who lured an Israeli teenager online for a date and then murdered him in cold blood," according to Canary Mission. "Two and a half years before attending Tlaib’s swearing-in, he attended the release of his cousin from an Israeli jail along with armed members of Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade," also a designated terror group.

The watchdog group also reported last month that Black4Palestine, an activist group Tlaib cofounded in 2015, worked "no less than 7 times" alongside the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a designated terrorist organization.