Republican Senator announces resolution supporting Israel’s right to protect itself in an attack from Hamas

A group of 19 Republican senators announced a resolution on Monday to protect themselves from US support for Israel and terrorist attacks as rocket attacks from Hamas are underway and there are few signs of decline. Reaffirmed the rights.

resolution(pdf), Led by Senator Rick Scott (Florida), condemns the current attack on Israel by Hamas, a terrorist organization backed and funded by Iran, which seized power in Gaza in 2007.

The resolution will be introduced in Parliament this week. In the resolution, the US Senate “opposed Hamas’ escalating indiscriminate rocket attack on Israel” and “mourned the innocent loss of life caused by Hamas’ rocket attack.” The Senate also “promotes continued and steady support for Israel” and “reaffirms its strong support for Israel’s right to peace and security.”

Scott said in statement The Israelites have endured decades of “steady attacks from terrorist groups” like Hamas, and after Hamas and other groups have been dismissed, the United States has “so far” in its determination to confront Israel. You have to be stronger than that. Over 3,000 rockets In the country.

“I would like to clarify that no country has tolerated such attacks and has not taken the necessary actions to end them. It is certainly not the United States,” he said. “Our great ally and the only glorious example of democracy in the Middle East, Israel deserves our full support.”

On May 17, 2021, Israeli soldiers inspect a residential apartment for damage after colliding with a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip in Ashdod, southern Israel. (Maya Alleruzzo / AP Photo)

Scott also criticized anti-Israeli attacks from several US lawmakers, calling them “disgusting and contrary to American ideals.”

“Remember what we are witnessing. These are terrorists who are ruthlessly attacking their allies. The defense of these terrorists is unthinkable. Attacks on Israel are never allowed. … It’s time for President Biden to stop surrendering to the remaining anti-Israeli militants and remind these terrorists and the world of the strong and unwavering support of the United States for the Israeli people, “he added.

President Joe Biden on Monday Expressed Discussions with Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu US news agency with Egypt and other partners towards his support for the ceasefire and its goals.His comment was made by 28 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Jon Ossoff, Georgia. Joint statement He called for an “immediate ceasefire agreement” on Sunday.

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Co-signer of the Republican resolution, said statement Monday: “Israel is our strongest ally. President Biden should reaffirm without apologizing for the United States’ right to support Israel and defend itself. The left-wing moral demand for a ceasefire is , It’s just a Hamas advertising victory. “

Biden’s statement contradicts US action on Sunday to block a joint statement from the UN Security Council of 15 countries calling for a ceasefire and condemnation of Israel’s military response to the attack-stance. support According to the Chinese Communist Party. The United States also blocked a similar resolution twice last week.

The conflict was triggered by the May 10 riots, when Palestinian riots and Israeli police clashed in and around the Masjid Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Jews worship as Temple Mount and Muslims as noble sanctuaries. .. The riots also coincided with a Jewish nationalist procession planned to commemorate the annual Jerusalem Day and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

According to the video, on May 10, Israeli police fired tear gas and grenades around the mosque to disperse an unruly riot when innocent people fled the area. Hamas that day demanded that Israel remove police from the area by 6 pm local time. A few minutes after 6 pm, the terrorist group launched more than 150 rockets into Israel, triggering the IDF to counter the attack with air strikes on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.

At least 212 Palestinians were killed and more than 1,400 were injured, including 61 children and 36 women, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. IDF states: About 450 rockets Fired by Hamas, it misfired and exploded in Gaza. Meanwhile, Hamas’s ongoing rocket attack on Israel’s private territory also killed 10 Israeli people, including a 5-year-old boy and soldiers.

In response to rocket attacks from Gaza, the Israeli army has 820 times identified as military targets belonging to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups, including training facilities, tunnel networks, weapons factories and storage, and intelligence agencies. The above strike was carried out. Headquarters, offices, and homes of terrorist agents. More than 130 terrorists have been killed, including a senior terrorist commander, according to the IDF.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who joined the resolution on Monday, said: Use Gaza civilians, including journalists, as human shields.

“The United States must make it clear that it is on par with Israel. The Biden administration has no place to pressure Israel to use restraints or provoke Israel and Hamas. I We are proud to join Senator Scott in this resolution to clarify the support of Israel for their people and their sovereignty. “

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