VP Kamala Harris Calls For Immediate Gaza Ceasefire

Although Vice President Kamala Harris contends the terrorist organization Hamas should be eliminated, she is calling for an “immediate cease-fire” in Gaza, according to Just the News.

On Oct. 7 of last year, Hamas launched a barbarous surprise attack that left 1200 Israelis dead. The terrorists took hostages before they fled the area into the Gaza Strip.

A ceasefire would serve to facilitate the release of hostages and allow humanitarian aid into the war-torn strip.

Harris was speaking in Selma, AL, on the 59th anniversary commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,” a day police officers assaulted civil rights demonstrators in the area.

The VP used the occasion to bring attention to what she called the “humanitarian crisis in Gaza.” According to the White House transcript, the maneuver brought applause from the crowd.

When Harris called for more aid into Gaza and the rights of the Palestinian people, it brought applause from the crowd.

“The threat Hamas poses to the people of Israel must be eliminated,” Harris said.
How this squares with negotiating with the terrorists remains unclear. Eliminating the terrorist threat and, at the same time, granting it time to regroup and rearm appears to be counterintuitive.

“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.”
The phrase “cease-fire” was particularly popular and brought a round of enthusiastic applause.

Hamas is known to use civilians in Gaza as human shields, so promising these same civilians humanitarian aid could prove to be a double-edged sword.

“Hamas claims it wants a cease-fire. Well, there is a deal on the table,” Harris said. “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.”

The deal on the table would procure the release of some of the 130 people still being held captive in Gaza after the Oct. 7 attack. It would also bring increased humanitarian aid for Palestinians.

Pro-Palestinian protestors have been vocal in criticizing the Biden administration. In one example, the extreme left Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed voting “Uncommitted” in the remaining Democratic presidential primaries.

“Until this administration ends its support for Israel’s genocide in Gaza and delivers a permanent, lasting ceasefire, Joe Biden will bear the responsibility for another Trump presidency,” the DSA stated.

Ironically, Israel has reportedly agreed to the plan of a temporary cease-fire, but Hamas has yet to respond.

Past recent attempts at temporary cease-fires have failed because either Israel or Hamas would not agree to the demands.