Arabs across the world donned traditional dress on Thursday, as Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, making her the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress.
— Alaa Milbes (@alaamilb) January 3, 2019
Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian parents who moved to America, won a decisive mid-term election victory for the Democratic Party in November.
— Banyas Jawad (@BanyasJ) January 3, 2019
She joined Somali-American, Ilhan Omar, to become the first Muslim women elected to Congress.
The new congresswoman from Michigan wore a thobe, a traditional Palestinian dress with elaborate embroidery, to her swearing-in. @RashidaTlaib, a Democrat from Michigan is the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress #tweetyourthobehttps://t.co/WT2DuBjQQU
— Joan Bates (@joanopinions) January 4, 2019
Tlaib said last month that she intends to put her Palestinian heritage on display when she is sworn into Congress – on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran, no less – by wearing her traditional thobe dress at the ceremony.
— Hiba?? (@ElkhatibHiba) January 4, 2019
On Thursday, Palestinians across the world gathered around their TV sets to watch the BDS champion and Democrat Congresswoman as she was sworn into office.
— Noura Erakat (@4noura) January 3, 2019
Palestinian-Americans used the hashtag #TweetYourThobe to show their support for Tlaib.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 3, 2019
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)