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Emmer: This House will proudly stand with Israel

WASHINGTON – Majority Whip Tom Emmer gave the following remarks condemning the barbaric actions of Hamas and reaffirming House Republicans’ support for Israel, as families of hostages in Gaza shared their stories.

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Whip Emmer: “One month ago today, the world watched as Hamas terrorists committed the worst massacre of Jewish people in a single day since the Holocaust. They burned babies alive, gundowned innocent civilians, slaughtered families, and took hundreds of civilians hostage – including women, children, and the elderly. The stories we have heard from that day are heartbreaking and haunting. But we must not forget them. Today, we have the honor of being joined by several families who had their own loved ones taken hostage by Hamas. They bravely share their stories so that we won’t forget – and the world won’t forget – what kind of barbaric evil Israel is fighting against. To the families that were here with us, I want you to know that House Republicans are with you and we join you in calling for the safe return of your family members, and all hostages, in Gaza. And to everyone else listening, let me be very clear: The State of Israel has a right to exist and to defend its people. And Israel is completely justified in its mission to eradicate Hamas once and for all. So long as Republicans are in the majority, this House will proudly stand with Israel.”