Hamas rapes, Congressman Apology

Jamaal Bowman issues public apology for dismissing Hamas rape claims as 'lies'

Under primary pressure, Squad member acknowledges UN findings on Hamas rapes.

Congressman Jamaal Bowman (Photo: Lev Radin/Shutterstock)

As reported by Arutz 7, Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) issued an apology for describing the rapes committed by Hamas terrorists on October 7 as a "lie."

He responded to questions about his earlier remarks in an interview with WNYC Radio saying: "Immediately when the [United Nations] provided additional evidence, I voted to condemn the sexual violence. I apologize for my comments.”

At a rally in White Plains, New York, on November 17, just over a month after the massacre, Bowman stated that "there is still no evidence of beheaded babies or raped women, but they still keep using that lie," referring to the reports of these atrocities as "propaganda."

When the video of the rally resurfaced in March, Bowman tried to retract his claims. “As I said at this rally, what Hamas did on Oct. 7 is a war crime and they must release all the hostages,” he said in a statement. “The UN confirmed that Hamas committed rape and sexual violence, a reprehensible fact that I condemn entirely."

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