The uncle of Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, offers tea after her victory, in Beit Ur Al-Fauqa, in the occupied West Bank November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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She has become "a source of pride for Palestine and the entire Arab and Muslim world," her uncle, Bassam Tlaib, said in the small village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa.With her win, Tlaib, 44, will become the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. Tlaib's district is home to one of the largest Arab-American populations in the United States.Under Trump, Washington has alienated Palestinians by recognizing contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the U.S. embassy there, and by slashing U.S. funding of the U.N. body that aids Palestinians.
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