Hi folks. U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper here.
After the horrific terrorist attack last month, Israel launched a campaign against Hamas – the Iranian-backed terrorist group responsible for the hostage-taking and massacre of innocent civilians.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is both tragic and complex, but a few things are certain: Hamas does NOT speak for all Palestinians; we must always condemn the killing of innocents; and we must find a peaceful end to this conflict. Israel has the right to defend itself, and must do so in a way that aims to protect civilians and preserve long-term hope for peace.
What we’re witnessing in Gaza is a toll in civilian deaths that make it clear we need a humanitarian pause. Doing so would get vital food, water, and medical supplies to the civilian population and permit foreign nationals to leave Gaza.
I’ve also joined my Senate colleagues to call for specific steps to save civilian lives in Gaza, whether it’s pushing for immediate access to humanitarian aid, including food, water, and medical supplies, the delivery of lifesaving fuel to hospitals and water treatment facilities, or funding to meet the United Nation’s $294 million emergency appeal. Senator Ossoff and I also sent a letter to President Biden to express concern with an uptick in settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.
In the wake of the October 7th terrorist attacks, the Senate unanimously passed a Senate resolution to express solidarity with Israel, and I co-sponsored another resolution urging the safe return of the hostages held by Hamas, including several Americans.
Our office is closely monitoring the conflict, and we know many of you are deeply affected by this ongoing crisis. Our door is always open to hear from you. If you need assistance through one of our Constituent Advocates, please use this form to get in contact with our office. As always, feel free to share your opinion and make your voice heard by contacting our office here.
Senator John Hickenlooper
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