A White House message on Twitter wishing “Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration” of Eid al-Fitr on Monday sparked backlash over President Barack Obama's position on Gaza, where more than 20 Palestinians, including 10 children, were killed by Israeli shelling on the day of Eid.
@WhiteHouse except the ones in Gaza cause they're too busy getting bombed— Husnain Bukhari (@husnainb) July 28, 2014
#LRT - Obama releases a statement on Eid day but completely ignoring that children in Gaza will be unable to celebrate the special occasion.— Abdikarim Hussein (@Abdikarim_Abdi3) July 28, 2014
. @WhiteHouse Anything on Israel's "right to defend itself" in the footnotes, or was that humiliation limited to the White House Iftar?— نور (@NMSyria) July 28, 2014