One sweet thing that happened after Israel barred Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Minn.): People are sending love to their “Sitty” — the Arabic name for grandmother. In a heartbeat, “My Palestinian Sitty” was trending on Twitter.
Tlaib had to scuttle plans to visit her own Sitty Muftiyah Tlaib on the West Bank after the Democratic congresswoman was barred from entering Israel on Thursday — with a nudge from Donald Trump. Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, was banned from the country because of her support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
When Israeli officials relented on “humanitarian grounds” to allow Tlaib to see her grandmother as a private citizen, the congresswoman refused because she considered conditions for the trip to be oppressive and humiliating. Trump appallingly scoffed in a tweet that Muftiyah Tlaib must be relieved because she “doesn’t have to see her” granddaughter now.
That got people reminiscing about their own Sitty.
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