Congressman Vargas Issues Statement on Hamas’ Actions in Gaza

Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas, serving on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, issued the following statement about Hamas’ actions in Palestinian territories:

“I am disgusted by Hamas’ reign of terror that continues using Palestinian civilians as human shields to protect their actions.  They have forced their people to remain in their homes, even as warnings to flee are continuously sent to them by Israel Defense Forces.  Hamas is cowardly hiding behind their people as they indiscriminately fire rockets and mortars at civilians in Israel from mosques, schools and hospitals, without regard to the human lives they are sacrificing in the process.  The atrocities occurring under Hamas are clear violations of international humanitarian law and these actions must be condemned by all nations.”

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