Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal found herself the center of a growing controversy Thursday after suggesting rocket attacks against Israeli civilians were justified because of the Jewish State’s “annexation” of Palestinian neighborhoods.

“What do you think the appropriate response for the Israel government should be, given that this conflict began 10 days ago with Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately at Israeli civilians?” asked CNN’s Tapper.

“Well, we condemn Hamas’ firing of those rockets, but I think you have to look at what prompted even that behavior,” Jayapal said. weiter