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1/09/2009- Congressman Sires Supports House Resolution 34 Reaffirming Strong Support for Israel

Jan 9, 2009
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Earlier this week, Congressman Sires released a statement regarding the current situation in Gaza and today, cosponsored and voted in support of a resolution expressing the House of Representatives’ support for Israel and concerns about the humanitarian situation in Gaza...

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January 9, 2009                                                                 (201) 222-2828   

 

(Washington D.C.)- Earlier this week, Congressman Sires released a statement regarding the current situation in Gaza and today, cosponsored and voted in support of a resolution expressing the House of Representatives’ support for Israel and concerns about the humanitarian situation in Gaza.  This resolution passed the House by a vote of 390 to 5.  H.R. 34 recognizes Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas-led rocket attacks from Gaza and reaffirms the United States’ strong support for Israel.  The resolution also expresses strong support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process ensuring the survival of the State of Israel and ensuring a democratic Palestinian state.

“It is my hope that the international community can work together to ensure a ceasefire that is recognized by all in the region.  In the interim, we must address the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza inflicted on the Palestinian people due to actions taken by Hamas.” said Congressman Sires. “Having traveled to Israel and seeing the fear on the faces of children and families, we must support every effort towards a peaceful solution to this conflict.” 

 

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