On Tuesday, Representative Ilhan Omar retweeted a video made by anti-Israel organization International Solidarity Movement, a group once investigated by the FBI for its alleged ties to terrorism, the Daily Mail reports.
The video, posted by self-described Palestinian feminist Maria Fatafta, was filmed by activists associated with the organization. "This Palestinian child carrying his Spider-Man school backpack violently snatched and detained by Israeli forces," wrote Fatafta. "His wriggling is too painful to watch, but sure tell this brutalized child that @SecBlinken says he can claim justice from his abusers."
The ISM describes itself as being "a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the long-entrenched and systematic oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian population" that uses "non-violent, direct-action methods and principles."
According to the ISM, its volunteers must abide to the group's four founding principles: "Palestinian-led, nonviolence, consensus, and anti-oppression."
According to the Daily Mail, the ISM encourages foreign volunteers to visit Palestinian territories to engage in "participating in non-violent demonstrations, creatively disrupting activity by the Israeli occupation forces, accompanying farmers to their fields and residing with or near families whose homes are threatened with eviction, demolition or harassment by settlers."
The Intercept revealed last year that there had been at least two major investigation by the FBI into the group.
Investigations involved, according to the Intercept, "FBI field offices in multiple states and the national headquarters, as well as local law enforcement. FBI agents resorted not only to confidential informants and physical surveillance, but a scandal-prone unit formed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks accessed the phone records of at least one activist."
The documents obtained by the Intercept suggest that no one associated with the investigation ever received criminal charges.
The retweet comes after Omar received backlash for equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. "We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban," said Omar.