Voices against the Israeli ground operation are growing in the United States. Democratic Senator Peter Welch said: “I have serious concerns about the wisdom and military effectiveness of the Israeli ground attack on Gaza.” “There is no doubt that any imminent ground attack would be disastrous for the innocent Palestinians in Gaza and would jeopardize urgent efforts to rescue the hostages,” he said.
Welch also stressed that the ground offensive would exacerbate the difficult conditions in Gaza. Senator Jack Reed, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, echoed a similar call. “There are so many factors that rushing into this may not be the best approach,” Reed told the New York Times.
Senator Bernie Sanders said: “The bombs and missiles from both sides must end, massive humanitarian aid must be delivered to Gaza, and the hostages must be returned to their families.”
President Biden, a member of the Democratic Party, continues to support Israel. The Israeli-based newspaper “Haaretz” announced this development to its readers with the headline “The number of Democrats opposing the ground operation is increasing.”
Recently, more than 400 congressional staffers anonymously signed an open letter calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and it was revealed that State Department officials had prepared an internal document criticizing the Biden administration’s approach to Israel’s war on Gaza. The official announced his resignation with the message published on his social media account.
Director of Political and Military Affairs at the State Department, Josh Ball, stated that the reason for his resignation was “a disagreement over the continuation of our lethal aid to Israel.”
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