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Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) hold a news conference on Capitol Hill on July 15. (Erin Scott/Reuters). Hagai El-Ad is executive director of B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. If Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) had been allowed by Israel to visit her family in the Palestinian village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa, she might have been able to see with her own eyes the nearby highway that Israel built on confiscated Palestinian land — a highway that makes commutes easier for Israelis but is almost completely off-limits to Palestinians. If Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) had been allowed by Israel to visit the Palestinian city of Ramall... Full story

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