Sanders continues claiming Israel’s response to October terror attacks has been ‘immoral’

Left-wing independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has continued accusing Israel of carrying out an “immoral” response to the October terror attacks.

“The issue we face with Israel-Gaza is not complicated. While we recognize that Hamas’ barbaric terrorist attack began this war, we must also recognize that Israel’s military response has been grossly disproportionate, immoral, and in violation of international law. And, most importantly for Americans, we must understand that Israel’s war against the Palestinian people has been significantly waged with U.S. bombs, artillery shells, and other forms of weaponry,” Sanders said in a Tuesday statement.

“Congress is working to pass a supplemental funding bill that includes $10 billion of unconditional military aid for the right-wing Netanyahu government to continue its brutal war against the Palestinian people. Enough is enough. Congress must reject that funding. The taxpayers of the United States must no longer be complicit in destroying the lives of innocent men, women, and children in Gaza,” Sanders declared.

Sanders previously expressed the same sentiments last month as well, declaring in a letter to President Joe Biden that “while it is appropriate to support defensive systems that will protect Israeli civilians against incoming missile and rockets attacks, it would be irresponsible to provide an additional $10.1 billion in military aid beyond these defensive systems as contained in the proposed supplemental foreign aid package.”

“The Netanyahu government’s current military approach is immoral, it is in violation of international law, and the United States must end our complicity in those actions,” Sanders said in the December letter.

Israel launched a war effort last year after terrorists raped, kidnapped, and slaughtered people.

Citing the Health Ministry of Gaza, the Associated Press has reported that over 22,400 individuals have been killed, and that over two thirds of those were women and children.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted that Israel is striving to avoid civilian casualties.

“Israel does its best to minimize civilian casualties by dropping leaflets, sending text messages and using other means to warn Gazans to get out of harm’s way. Hamas by contrast does its utmost to keep Palestinians in harm’s way—often at gunpoint,” Netanyahu noted in a Wall Street Journal piece last month.

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has accused Israel of showing “disregard for Palestinian lives.”

“When it comes to military aid to Israel, the U.S. cannot write a blank check for a right-wing government that’s demonstrated an appalling disregard for Palestinian lives. The U.S. should use all the tools at its disposal to condition aid & move the parties toward a lasting peace,” Warren tweeted.

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