Indian American Politicians Back Israel, Strongly Condemn Hamas
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Standing “firmly” with Israel, several Indian American politicians swiftly condemned the unprecedented and unexpected terror attack by the Palestinian Hamas militant group.
Palestinian militants launched the attack on southern Israel on October 7, firing rockets from Gaza as its fighters crossed over the border, killing and wounding thousands. Israel is carrying out retaliatory strikes on the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Hamas, declaring Israel was now “at war”.
“Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis, and the Iranian backers — they hate Israel and they hate America. We can’t be distracted. We have to remember that what happened to Israel could happen here in America,” former South Carolina Governor and Republican presidential candidate, Nikki Haley, who was a former UN Ambassador, told NBC News.
“This is not just an attack on Israel — this was an attack on America. Finish them @Netanyahu (Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu). They should have hell to pay for what they have just done,” Haley wrote on X.
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was also issued a statement, “I’m horrified by the images coming out of Israel after unprovoked attacks by Iran-
backed Hamas terrorist,” he said. The United States unequivocally stands with the people of Israel against this gruesome terror attack, and strongly support its right to defend itself.”
Ro Khanna called the crimes carried out by Hamas against Israeli women and children “inhuman” and “appalling”. “My heart breaks for the victims, and I stand in solidarity with the people of Israel at this dark moment,” Congressman Khanna wrote on X.
Rep. Ami Bera while condemning the “terrorist attack by Hamas that has killed innocent Israeli citizens across southern Israel,” recalled, his visit to the area in June, saying he, “was moved by the hospitality and resilience of the people who are now under violent attack. I also had the chance to see the Northern Border where Israel faces an additional threat from Hezbollah. It is more important than ever that the United States stands with Israel and her right to defend her sovereignty.”
Congressman Shri Thanedar said in a statement, “The calculated aggression targeting innocent civilians is heartbreaking and cannot be tolerated. America stands firmly with Israel.” He urged the Congress to rally behind Israel until the threat is addressed and security is restored.
Republican presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy said that the US should use the attacks in Israel as a wake-up call and strengthen its borders. “Key lesson for America to learn from the attack on Israel: we cannot be complacent about defending ‘our own’ borders. If it can happen there, it can happen here. Our own border is near-completely porous right now,” he wrote, adding that the northern border of the US is “wide-open for invasion.”