Arrest of Ilhan Omar’s daughter at anti-Israel protest

Isra-Hirsi Isra Hirsi leaves 1 Police Plaza in Lower Manhattan on Thursday. The daughter of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was arrested during an anti-Israel protest at Columbia University. (Jennifer Mitchell for Fox News Digital)

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still

Important Takeaways:

  • Bowman said Omar, D-Minn., had questioned Columbia leadership’s commitment to “free academic expression” during a fiery congressional hearing on Wednesday and the following day her daughter, Isra Hirsi, was arrested.
  • She was among more than 100 people issued a summons for trespassing, the NYPD said.
  • Hirsi, an organizer with Columbia University’s Apartheid Divest group, was released hours later from NYPD headquarters.
  • Dozens of anti-Israel activists began protesting at Columbia University on Wednesday morning, creating an encampment on the main lawn in protest of Israel’s war against Hamas.
  • Fiery protests continued into the overnight hours with calls for an intifada and the death of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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