Nearly 30 Senate Democrats call for ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

Nearly 30 Senate Democrats call for ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
Hamas rally in Gaza. AP video, YouTube

[Ed. – Chuck Schumer, who marginally supports Israel, didn’t sign the meaningless document.]

A group of 29 Democratic senators — and separately, one Republican — are calling for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as the fighting between the two continues to intensify.

In a statement released Sunday night, freshman Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and 28 other Senate Democrats urged that both parties immediately stand down “to prevent any further loss of civilian life and to prevent further escalation of conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories.”

The other lawmakers who signed on to the statement include Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Tom Carper of Delaware, Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin of Illinois, Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz of Hawaii. …

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