Consultant Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) referred to former President Donald Trump as “the Peace President” in a tweet claiming that he was the rationale “why issues had been so quiet” between Israel and Hamas between 2016 and 2020.

“When will individuals lastly acknowledge that President Trump was the Peace President?” she wrote.

In truth, Hamas and Israel clashed in Gaza in 2018 after a botched Israeli covert operation carried out within the southern Gaza Strip killed seven Hamas militants and one Israeli soldier. Each side fired projectiles in retaliation; combating endured for 2 days and nights earlier than a ceasefire was declared. Some violence endured for a few weeks after the ceasefire.

On the time, Jason Greenblatt, then-President Trump’s envoy to the Center East, blamed Hamas for the violence.

 “Gaza terrorists are as soon as once more attacking Israel with rockets and mortars. … Israel should as soon as once more use navy drive to guard its residents. We stand with Israel in its protection in opposition to these assaults. … This violence is stopping true help to the individuals of Gaza,” he said.

A Gaza-Israel battle escalation additionally came about in Could 2019 after two Israeli troopers had been injured by sniper hearth from the Gaza Strip throughout weekly protests on the Gaza-Israel border. The Israeli Air Drive launched an airstrike in response; two Palestinians died because of this. Gaza responded by launching a whole lot of rockets at Israel. Egyptian mediators had been capable of facilitate a ceasefire after three days.

The present violence between Israel and Hamas has ended after 11 days that resulted within the deaths of at the least 243 Palestinians and 12 Israelis. Egyptian mediators had been as soon as once more capable of facilitate a ceasefire.