A number of Senate Democrats have voiced support for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas; Erdan: This assault has forced Israel to defend and protect its citizens and strike Hamas’s terror machine in order to stop their aggression once and for all.
More than two dozen US Senate Democrats called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas early this week. The statement came amid the ongoing, nearly two-week military conflict that began with Hamas launching several rockets towards Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem. The Democrats were accompanied by one Republican so far, citing the need to prevent further harm to civilian lives in Israel and Gaza.
In a joint statement between two GOP lawmakers, they said that “Israel has the right to defend itself from Hamas’ rocket attacks, in a manner proportionate with the threat its citizens are facing. As a result of Hamas’ rocket attacks and Israel’s response, both sides must recognize that too many lives have been lost and must not escalate the conflict further.”
However, for a terrorist organization like Hamas, the loss of life is the furthest thing from its radar. After all, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) ‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’ was implemented in response to rockets launched at Israel as Ramadan approached its conclusion.
As reported by The Jerusalem Post, Gilad Erdan, who is Israel’s Ambassador to the US and UN, explained that the initial attack was “a massive, unprovoked assault by Hamas initiated not as a result of any incidents involving Israel, but due to internal Palestinian political maneuvering. This assault has forced Israel to defend and protect its citizens and strike Hamas’s terror machine in order to stop their aggression once and for all.”
Hamas has fired over 3,000 rockets as the region approaches two weeks of continued conflict.