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Progressives Are Turning On One Another Amidst Israel-Hamas War

via Face the Nation

Sen. Bernie Sanders defended his decision to oppose a permanent cease-fire in Gaza, supporting a temporary humanitarian pause but arguing that Hamas militants want a “permanent war.” The comments come in opposition to that of “Squad” members, who have consistently pushed for a ceasefire.

He also criticized Israel’s approach and expressed concern about the impact of the conflict on the Democratic Party.

“First of all, I strongly support and wish and hope that the United States will support the United Nations resolution that was vetoed, that we vetoed the other day,” Sanders said. (Trending: Elon Musk Condemns Arrest Of Jan 6 Protester)

“That was a humanitarian pause, a humanitarian cease-fire that would, by the way, call for the release of all of the hostages held by Hamas and would have allowed the U.N. and other agencies to begin to supply the enormous amount of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.”

“In terms of a permanent cease-fire, I don’t know how you could have a permanent cease-fire when Hamas has said before Oct. 7 and after Oct. 7 that they want to destroy Israel. They want a permanent war.”

“I don’t know how you have a permanent cease-fire with an attitude like that.”

Sanders condemned the United States’ veto of a United Nations resolution for a cease-fire and expressed concern about providing more funding to Israel amid the conflict.

He highlighted the civilian casualties and emphasized the need to protect civilians.

“It may be that they’re responding in rage against the horrific and terrible Hamas attack that killed 1,200 innocent Israelis,” Sanders said.

“Or maybe in some of the right-wing extremist minds, there was the goal to drive the Palestinian people off of Gaza completely. But they have now destroyed about half of the housing units in Gaza. So, it’s hard to predict.”

“But I think when Gen. [Defense Secretary Lloyd] Austin said you can win the battle but lose the war, Israel is losing the war in terms of how the world is looking at this situation.”

“And I think that it would be irresponsible for the United States to give Netanyahu another $10 billion to continue to wage this awful war.”

“The American people were outraged by Hamas’ attacks against Israel, rightfully so. But they are equally outraged now by what Israel is doing,” Sanders said.

“So, you’re seeing all over this country, people say, ‘Why are we giving money to an Israeli government that is doing such awful things?’ Will it hurt politically? It might. At the end of the day, I think [President] Biden is going to win this election. But what’s going on now is not helpful.”

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