Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted a claim from a Palestinian politician that a Palestinian boy was “kidnapped and executed” by “a herd of violent Israeli settlers” and “thrown into a water well.”
The unverified claim was being promoted by several anti-Israel Twitter accounts. In fact, the boy was found by Israeli emergency services to have drowned in a cistern, the Jerusalem Post reports. (RELATED: Rashida Tlaib Appears To Blame ‘Israeli Occupation’ For Israeli Teen’s Murder)
Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO Executive Committee whose tweet Tlaib retweeted, later deleted and retracted the tweet.