Kamala Harris Calls For ‘Immediate Ceasefire’ In Gaza

Vice President Kamala Harris called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza for at least six weeks so that hostages could be freed and aid could get to the people living in the midst of the fighting.

“The threat [that] Hamas poses to the people of Israel must be eliminated. And given the immense scale of suffering in Gaza, there must be an immediate cease-fire for at least the next six weeks, which is what is currently on the table,” Harris said.

The vice president was speaking in Selma, Alabama on the 59th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the day that police officers in Selma attacked and assaulted civil rights leaders in Selma. She began her speech by addressing the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Harris did mention Israel’s right to defend itself, but was otherwise negative towards Israel. An article by Reuters states, “She directed the bulk of her comments at Israel in what appeared to be the sharpest rebuke yet by a senior leader in the U.S. government over the conditions in the coastal enclave.”

House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R-VA), joined by 18 co-sponsors, is introducing a resolution on Tuesday that would rebuke politicians demanding a ceasefire as well as any calls for an independent Palestinian state.

“Instead of unequivocally backing our most important ally in the Middle East, both President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have undermined Israel’s efforts to defend itself by repeatedly suggesting there should be a cease-fire in Gaza.,” Good told Fox News.

“The United States must continue to support Israel as they defend themselves from the Hamas terrorists who have brutally attacked their citizens, including women, children, and the elderly. In the absence of leadership from the White House, I am proud to be joined by my colleagues in the House who stand with Israel.”

According to Just The News, Israel has already agreed to a temporary ceasefire accompanied by a hostage release, but Hamas has yet to respond.

“Hamas claims it wants a cease-fire. Well, there is a deal on the table. And as we have said, Hamas needs to agree to that deal. Let’s get a cease-fire. Let’s reunite the hostages with their families. And let’s provide immediate relief to the people of Gaza,” Harris said.