Drawing inspiration from the conduct of the Israeli military at the Gaza border, conservative pundit Ann Coulter took to Twitter to call for similar shootings of migrants at the US-Mexican border.
After Israeli forces opened fire on a mass of Palestinians attempting to cross the border fence into Israel, reportedly killing at least 28, Coulter posted a link to a New York Times article about the shooting along with the text “Can we do that?”
Israel’s heavy-handed clampdown on Palestinian protests – some of them violent and linked to terrorist organization Hamas – has been condemned by human rights watchdogs. Amnesty International called the Israeli response “another horrific example of the Israeli military using excessive force and live ammunition in a totally deplorable way.” The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that Israel was committing “outrageous human rights violations.”
Monday was the single deadliest day for Palestinians since the war against Gaza in 2014.
Coulter is no stranger to courting controversy though, and Monday’s tweet did exactly that. On Twitter, comments poured in condemning her insensitivity:
Fascist @AnnCoulter responds to Israel’s ongoing massacre of unarmed protesters by calling for the execution of Mexicans who cross into the US https://twitter.com/anncoulter/status/996011689127694337 …