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Exclusive – Sen. Blackburn Slams Biden for ‘Betraying’ Israel

Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said any type of ceasefire in Gaza would be a “victory for Hamas” and called for a halt to Israeli operations to dismantle the terrorist organization’s remaining strongholds. He accused President Joe Biden of pursuing “aggressively.” In Gaza, it argued that insisting on such a cease-fire would be “betraying” the Jewish state and “giving in” to terrorist demands.

In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Wednesday, Blackburn said Biden’s support for Israel comes as the Biden administration drafts a UN resolution that would essentially block Israel’s victory in Gaza. He refuted previous claims that it was “rock-solid” and “unshakeable.”

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) speaks at the Senate Judiciary Business Conference in Washington, D.C., November 30, 2023 (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“If that’s true, why would his administration actively call for a temporary ceasefire that betrays our commitments to Israel and yields to violent terrorists?” she asked.

She said the terrorist organization Hamas “has made clear its intention to destroy Israel and wipe out its people, and a pause in fighting would give it time to reset.”

“A ceasefire in Gaza is a victory for Hamas,” she concluded.

The problem comes from President Joe Biden. schedule Submit a resolution to the UN Security Council calling for a temporary “ceasefire” and calling on Israel to refrain from attacking the last Hamas battalion in the Gaza Strip, which is key to winning the war.

Israel is adamant that winning the war requires attacking Hamas in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza on the Egyptian border. Rafah is the last stronghold of Palestinian terrorist groups and a key smuggling route into and out of Gaza.

Accordingly, Blackburn It condemned the Biden administration for “drafting a resolution calling for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza.”

“We can never give in to terrorists,” she declared. “There will be no ceasefire.”

Early Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said despite “considerable pressure on Israel at home and abroad to end the war before achieving all of Israel’s goals, including reaching an agreement at all costs to free the hostages.” , claimed that the Jewish state was “committed to continuing the war.” It will continue the war until it achieves all its goals: eliminate Hamas, free all hostages, and ensure that Gaza never again poses a threat to Israel. ”

“There’s no pressure that can change this,” he added.

Earlier this month, Blackburn announced She joined Sens. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) as the Supreme Court hears former President Donald Trump’s case Thursday regarding the Colorado kickoff attempt. ) and filed a court brief in support of former President Donald Trump. He has been removed from the 2024 ballot, which he described as Democrats “trying to scoop up power for themselves.”

In December, Blackburn criticized Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-WA) efforts to equate Israel with Israel. response From the October 7 massacre to the massacre itself along with other atrocities reportedly committed by Hamas.

According to the Tennessee Republican lawmaker, her actions It is regarded “Barbarism” and “sexual brutality” were war crimes.

That’s disgusting. And the fact that we have Rep. Jayapal trying to draw a moral equivalency when asked about sexual atrocities committed against Israeli women. She should listen to members of her party like Sen. Gillibrand who understand that this is a crime. These are war crimes. What is happening to these women is a crime. What Hamas is doing is barbaric. That’s despicable.

Wednesday, Israel released First report on sexual violence committed by Hamas during the unprecedented October 7 massacre, the worst attack on Jews since the Nazi Holocaust.

In a multi-pronged attack in October, about 3,000 terrorists rushed into Israel by land, sea and air and gunned down hundreds of attendees at an outdoor music festival, while others went door to door. Local towns were searched for Jewish men, women, and children. They were then subjected to torture, rape, execution, self-immolation, and kidnapping.

The massacre, which closely resembles the Holocaust during the Nazi era, left around 1,200 people dead and more than 5,300 injured within the Jewish state, and at least 241 hostages of all ages were taken, nearly 130 of whom remain in Gaza. ing. The majority of victims were civilians, including dozens of American citizens.

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The report, compiled by the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI), was carefully compiled based on eyewitness testimony and available forensic evidence.

As Breitbart News reported in November, accusations of rape, sexual assault, and other acts of sexual violence were initially difficult to piece together as Israeli authorities focused on thwarting Hamas attacks. Ta.

However, in the weeks that followed, witnesses began to come forward. explain The sexual violence was often highly sadistic against both women and men, both during the October 7 attack and against Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.

A new report describes horrific atrocities, including gang rape. mutilation of female and male reproductive organs; Physical and mental torture of rape victims. There is also evidence that relatives and friends of the victims were forced to watch these sexual assaults.

Joshua Klein is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email jklein@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter @Joshua Klein.

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