In the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel, Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer made a valid point by stating that Hamas does not want a ceasefire; they want to eliminate Israel. It’s clear that Hamas is the main obstacle to peace in the region. Yet, despite this, some members of the radical left, like Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, continue to call for a ceasefire.
AOC Goes From Bad to Worse With Latest Statement About How Israel Aid Should Be 'Conditioned'https://t.co/NjLY3VLCCM
— RedState (@RedState) November 19, 2023
Ocasio-Cortez’s recent statement that conditioning aid to Israel is a responsible action is concerning. It shows a lack of understanding of the situation and a failure to recognize the threat posed by Hamas. Israel is fighting against a terrorist organization that deliberately targets innocent civilians and violates human rights. Ocasio-Cortez fails to acknowledge this and instead tries to equate the actions of Israel with those of Hamas.
“Not only is Hamas not seeking a cease-fire, but they are saying that their goal is to repeat the events of Oct. 7,” White House deputy national security adviser Jon Finer tells @MarthaRaddatz. https://t.co/ACnRvLOCL4 pic.twitter.com/BHAaL7ovXM
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 19, 2023
Conditioning aid to Israel, as we do with virtually all other US allies, is a responsible course of action.
The United States has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure that public resources do not facilitate gross violations of human rights and international law. https://t.co/Q15Z56CeoW
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 18, 2023
After watching the raw footage of the terrorist attacks of October 7th, how the hell can you try to morally equivocate what Hamas did to innocent women and children with Israel defending itself? The war criminals are Hamas. Why haven’t you called for their surrender? https://t.co/xXJ8DCnu7Q
— Mike Lawler (@lawler4ny) November 19, 2023
Hamas has held approximately 240 hostages for 42 days.
The hostages are citizens of more than 40 countries and include 33 children.
Why is anyone talking about conditioning aid to Israel rather than focusing on putting maximum pressure on Hamas to release the hostages?
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) November 19, 2023
If Ocasio-Cortez truly wants to condition aid, she should start by demanding that aid to Gaza be conditioned on the disavowal of Hamas, the laying down of weapons, and the release of hostages, including Americans. It’s hypocritical for her to focus on conditioning aid to Israel while ignoring the actions of Hamas.
Fortunately, other members of Congress, including Rep. Mike Lawler and Rep. Dan Goldman, have called her out on this misguided approach. They rightly emphasize the need to put pressure on Hamas to release hostages instead of placing unnecessary conditions on aid to Israel. It’s disappointing that Ocasio-Cortez seems more interested in protecting Hamas than in supporting peace and security in the region.