Congressman’s home vandalized with message calling for Gaza cease-fire
The home of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was reportedly vandalized over the weekend with a message calling for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The graffiti-style message painted on the sidewalk said “Free Palestine” and “cease fire in Gaza.” The Washington Post reported that the vandalism occurred on Saturday night, just minutes before Ocasio-Cortez posted an online statement calling for “an immediate cease-fire” in Gaza.
This is not the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has been the target of hate-filled vandalism. In 2018, her Bronx office was hit with pro-Trump graffiti. In 2019, her car was vandalized with homophobic slurs and photos of gory acts of violence against migrants.
The most recent incident comes amid escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, which has resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries. The unrest has sparked protests across the US in support of Palestinians, including in front of Ocasio-Cortez’s home.
Police are currently investigating the incident and have yet to apprehend any suspects. Ocasio-Cortez has not commented on the vandalism.