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Sanders rejects ceasefire, says Arab countries know ‘Hamas has got to go’

The Vermont senator acknowledged that the terror group was dedicated to destroying Israel.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks about Israel and Gaza on the Senate floor on Oct. 25, 2023. Source: C-SPAN.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks about Israel and Gaza on the Senate floor on Oct. 25, 2023. Source: C-SPAN.

In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) responded to the growing calls globally from left-wing groups and Arab nations for the Jewish state to stop its efforts to defeat Hamas.

“Well, I don’t know how you can have a ceasefire … with an organization like Hamas, which is dedicated to turmoil and chaos and destroying the State of Israel,” said the legislator. “And I think what the Arab countries in the region understand is that Hamas has got to go.”

In the same breath, he issued a plea to “end the bombing,” calling it an “immediate task,” and to go forward with a two-state solution.

“Israel has a right to defend itself,” he said. “But what Israel does not in my view have a right to do is to kill thousands and thousands of innocent men, women and children who had nothing to do with that attack.”

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