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Congressman Jeff Van Drew Introduces Resolution Condemning Hamas’ Attacks and Supporting Israel

Contact: Scott Weldon (202)225-6572

Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew, joined by 53 of his colleagues, introduced H. Res. 396. This legislation reaffirms American support for the state of Israeli and condemns the deadly attacks initiated by the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas.

The rocket attacks, initiated by Hamas beginning on May 9th, 2021, and the ensuing conflict have left over one hundred people dead, including women and children. The Jerusalem Post has reported that approximately 2,000 rockets and mortars have been fired towards Israel from the Gaza Strip since the fighting broke out on Monday.

“It is fitting that 73 years to the day that Israel declared its independence, and America formally recognized the formation of the state of Israel, we reaffirm our unwavering support for their people,” said Congressman Van Drew. “The disgusting and cowardly attacks by Hamas deserve a swift and just response. The United States must continue supporting Israel militarily and economically to ensure the safety and security of the people of Israel. Now is the time for Democrats and Republicans to join in solidarity in defense of Israel”

Background: To read the resolution, please click here