Democrats on Conflict with Hamas

Americans, led by President Biden stood with Israel as more than 4,000 rockets rained down from Hamas.

President Biden helped broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on May 20, 2021.

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President Joe Biden on the conflict with Hamas

“Israel has a right to defnd itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory”

May 12, 2021

“Until the region says unequivocally they acknowledge the right of Israel to exist as an independent Jewish state, there will be no peace.”

May 21, 2021

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Congressional Democrats stood with Israel as it was attacked by Hamas

“Deadly rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel are terrorism that puts innocent lives at risk. The nation of Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorism.”
Congressman Bill Pascrell

Congressman Bill Pascrell

(D-NJ)
“Hamas is a terrorist organization trying to kill innocent civilians with rocket attacks and they cruelly use their own civilians as human shields. Those who condemn Israel and not the terrorists are wrong. I stand with Israel and reaffirm its inherent right to self-defense.”
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice

Congresswoman Kathleen Rice

(D-NY)
“I strongly condemn Hamas’ rocket attacks targeting Israeli civilians. Israel has a right to defend itself from terrorist attacks.”
Senator Jacky Rosen

Senator Jacky Rosen

(D-NV)
“I strongly condemn Hamas’ rocket attacks against Israel and affirm Israel’s right to defend itself and its citizens.”
Congressman Jake Auchincloss

Congressman Jake Auchincloss

(D-MA)
“I strongly condemn Hamas’ attacks & rocket fire at Israel. Hamas uses terrorism to sow instability. No country, including Israel, should have to live under terrorist rocket fire. Israel has the right to respond.”
Congressman Ted Deutch

Congressman Ted Deutch

Chair, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa (D-FL)
“Israel has a right to defend itself, and I support the ongoing efforts to strengthen the Iron Dome missile defense system while advancing peaceful negotiations.”
Congressman Steven Horsford

Congressman Steven Horsford

(D-NV)
“The escalation of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip is extremely troubling. I unequivocally condemn the indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas, and I fully support Israel’s right to defend itself.”
Congressman Mike Levin

Congressman Mike Levin

(D-CA)
“My heart is with the Israeli people as they shelter from rockets fired by terrorists in the Gaza strip. This situation highlights the importance of American security assistance to Israel, as Iron Dome intercepts many of these rockets and saves lives.”
Congresswoman Elaine Luria

Congresswoman Elaine Luria

(D-VA)
“When Hamas targets populated areas in Israel with indiscriminate weapons, that is terrorism, a deliberate attempt to kill civilians, which no grievance can justify. Israel absolutely has a right to target those firing these weapons. US support for its defenses remains vital.”
Congressman Tom Malinowski

Congressman Tom Malinowski

(D-NJ)
“I appreciate POTUS Biden support for Israel and his call for Hamas and other terrorist groups to cease their rocket barrage on Israel. Hamas’s attack, with more than 700 rockets fired on Israel in 24 hours, is unacceptable.”
Congresswoman Kathy Manning

Congresswoman Kathy Manning

(D-NC)
“The barrage of rocket attacks from Hamas are terrorism and no country should have to tolerate this kind of threat against its population. These brazen acts threaten the safety & security of Israelis & Palestinians.”
Senator Bob Menendez

Senator Bob Menendez

Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (D-NJ)
“I fully support Israel’s right to self-defense, and we must continue to bolster Israel’s Iron Dome capability.”
Congressman Adam Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff

Chairman, House Intelligence Committee (D-CA)
“The recent rocket attacks by Hamas once again confirm their intent. Israel has the right to defend itself against these atrocities and we know the purpose of this assault is to propagate terror and derail prospects for peace.”
Congressman Jim Costa

Congressman Jim Costa

(D-CA)
“The onslaught of indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel is despicable and I unequivocally condemn the deadly assault by Hamas… The terror of Hamas does nothing to advance the interests of the Palestinian people, and severely limits Israeli options to protect civilian life when acting in self-defense.”
Congressman Jimmy Panetta

Congressman Jimmy Panetta

(D-CA)
“Proud of the longstanding US support for [Iron Dome], starting with President Obama through today.”
Congressman Brad Schneider

Congressman Brad Schneider

(D-IL)
“[The U.S.] has ironclad support for Israel’s legitimate right to defend itself and its people, and [I] strongly condemn the launching of rockets by Hamas and other terrorist groups that targeted Israeli citizens.”
Secretary Lloyd Austin

Secretary Lloyd Austin

“The United States fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks such as the thousands of rockets fired by Hamas indiscriminately against Israeli civilians.”
Secretary Antony Blinken

Secretary Antony Blinken

“Hamas is firing these rockets in an effort to kill as many Israeli civilians as they can. Each rocket is a war crime, whether it achieves Hamas’ bloody objective or not.”
Congressman Brad Sherman

Congressman Brad Sherman

(D-CA)
“I joined the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ to express my heartbreak for those innocent civilians who have recently lost their lives, my anger at and condemnation of the terrorist acts by Hamas, and to reaffirm my strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.”
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

(D-NJ)
“I condemn the escalating and indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas against Israel. Israel has the right to defend herself against this assault, which is designed to sow terror and undermine prospects for peace.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“I condemn Hamas’ unjustified rocket attacks against the people of Israel. Israel has a right to defend its people but also has a responsibility to exercise that right while preventing innocent loss of life… Hamas must immediately cease its attacks.”
Congressman Eric Swalwell

Congressman Eric Swalwell

(D-CA)
“Firing rockets at civilians in Israel is an act of terrorism, period. The latest rocket fire underscores the need for missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, which protects Israeli civilians – both Arabs and Jews – from the terrorism of Hamas.”
Congressman Ritchie Torres

Congressman Ritchie Torres

(D-NY)
“I have a constituent listening to the Iron Dome sirens as we speak as rockets from Gaza rain down on Israel. Everyone must clearly condemn these attacks and support the right of self-defense.”
Congressman David Trone

Congressman David Trone

(D-MD)
“[I] unequivocally [condemn] the terrorist attacks directed at Israeli civilians and [have] underscored U.S. support for Israel’s right to self-defense.”
Under Secretary Colin Kahl

Under Secretary Colin Kahl

“Hamas has once against demonstrated it is the enemy of peace. Firing indiscriminate rockets into the state of Israel puts innocent civilians at risk, fans the flames of violence, and makes meaningful diplomacy impossible.”
Congressman Juan Vargas

Congressman Juan Vargas

(D-CA)
“The State of Israel has every right to defend itself from this terrorist organization that has fired more than 3,500 rockets into populated areas of Israel. That is why Iron Dome has been so important and I strongly support the US aid that helped create it.”
Congresswoman Susan Wild

Congresswoman Susan Wild

(D-PA)
“Rocket attacks against Israel by the terrorist group Hamas should be condemned… Israel has the right to defend itself from these attacks.”
Congressman Josh Gottheimer

Congressman Josh Gottheimer

(D-NJ)
“I condemn Hamas’ attacks on Israeli citizens – they must stop, and Israel has a right to defend itself. I urge de-escalation before more lives are lost.”
Senator Maggie Hassan

Senator Maggie Hassan

(D-NH)
“Israel has the right to defend itself, as any nation does when its civilians are targeted by violence from a terrorist organization whose aim is nothing short of mass murder and the destruction of the world’s only Jewish state.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer