Freedom Caucus Chair Takes Stand Against Israel Cease-Fire Calls

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Vice President Kamala Harris demanded an “immediate cessation of fire” for at least six weeks

Tel Aviv’s latest news on the Gaza war. Israel is reportedly boycotting cease-fire talks because officials are seeking information about Hamas hostages.

A group of House Republicans has officially denounced calls for a Gaza cease-fire as a direct response to the Biden Administration’s increasing criticism of Israel’s war on Hamas.

Bob Good, R.-Va. The chair of the House Freedom Caucus will introduce a resolution Tuesday, which, if it is passed, would criticize U.S. officials for demanding a cessation of hostilities and calling for an independent Palestinian State.

The letter would also urge the U.S. government to stop all humanitarian aid, as well as other funds, from flowing into Gaza “until a comprehensive and independent investigation has been completed.”

The bill is being introduced a day after Vice-President Kamala Harri intensified the White House’s cease-fire rhetoric in her speech at the annual commemoration for the Bloody Sunday 1965 civil rights march held in Selma.

“Given Gaza’s immense suffering, an immediate ceasefire must take place for the next six to eight weeks,” Harris stated that this is the current situation.

Biden has meanwhile pushed for a temporary ceasefire in fighting as part of any agreement between Israel and Hamas to release Israeli hostages held in Gaza.

Good said: “Rather than unambiguously backing our most important Middle East ally, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris undermined Israel’s attempts to defend itself repeatedly by suggesting a Gaza cease-fire.”

In a speech delivered in Selma (Alabama), Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the White House’s position on Israel, Gaza, and Palestine.

The United States must continue its support for Israel in its fight against Hamas terrorists, who have attacked women, children, and the elderly. “In the absence of leadership at the White House I am proud that my colleagues in Congress who support Israel are with me.”

Good is joined in this effort by 18 cosponsors including House GOP Policy Committee Chair Gary Palmer, R.Ala. and Reps. Byron Donalds R.Fla. Nancy Mace R.S.C. Andy Biggs R.Ariz.

Biden is under increasing pressure from the left, who want him to intensify his criticism of Israel. The conflict has continued to divide the progressive and the moderate wings of the Democratic Party.

Republicans have, for the majority, stood behind Israel, citing the critical role it plays as the U.S.’s strongest ally in the Middle East. They also supported Israel’s mission of eradicating Hamas.

Biden called for a cease-fire in the ongoing negotiations regarding Israeli hostages held in Gaza.

Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on the south of the country in October, killing more than 1,200 civilians. More than 1,200 people were killed in the surprise attack by Hamas militants on October 7, which invaded the southern part of the country.

Hamas’ Gaza Health Ministry has stated that Israel’s military response to Gaza has killed more than 30,000 Palestinians. The ministry does not differentiate between fighters and civilians. Palestinian officials warn that the number of children dying from lack of food and medical care will also increase.