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Zionist Rabbinic Coalition: No ceasefire until Hamas is defeated, hostages released

The group of hundreds of rabbis said it rejects “calls to place conditions on U.S. aid to Israel.”

Stickers with photos and descriptions of Israelis still being held hostage by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, been posted on milk cartons at a supermarket in Tel Aviv, March 20, 2024. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Stickers with photos and descriptions of Israelis still being held hostage by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, been posted on milk cartons at a supermarket in Tel Aviv, March 20, 2024. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

The Zionist Rabbinic Coalition, an organization comprised of hundreds of rabbis across the Jewish spectrum, released a statement standing with the war aims of Israel and its citizens.

“We support the consensus of the Israeli public and the decision of their democratically elected government to pursue its military operation in Gaza until all the hostages are released and Hamas is defeated,” the group stated on Tuesday.

The coalition condemned “calls for a ceasefire” until “all of the remaining hostages have been released and Hamas is no longer able to pose a threat to Israel. We also reject calls to place conditions on U.S. aid to Israel.”

The statement cited the Hamas terrorist organization’s continued imprisonment and abuse of hostages, and that the terror group’s “actions and statements show why Israel must not stop its military operations until Hamas is defeated.”

The rabbis wrote that its goal, “as explicitly stated in its charter,” is “the destruction and elimination of Israel and of Jews around the world.” The statement further places the blame for all civilian casualties, including Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, on Hamas.

“Now is the time for the United States to display the courageous leadership required to defeat Iran’s proxy Hamas,” said the coalition.

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