For Immediate Release: 
November 3, 2023 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls for an Immediate Cease-fire in Gaza.

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, released the following statement:

“I call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. A war has been raging between Israel and Hamas. Hamas struck Israel with a terror attack on October 7th. One thousand four hundred Israelis died, and Israel was shocked and outraged by this deadly terrorist attack. Israel responded and to date, over ten thousand Palestinians have been killed. According to Save the Children, “more children have been killed in the last three weeks in Gaza,” than have died in the last three years of all other global conflicts (3,600). In comparison, “2,985 children were killed across two dozen war zones throughout all of last year.” [1] The catastrophic civilian death toll in Gaza and Israel stands to inflame the entire region and could possibly further involve Hezbollah and Iran. The United States of America must work to seek a cease-fire as soon as possible. The bloodshed must stop! As a member of Congress and as a supporter of Israel, who has signed a congressional resolution reiterating my support of Israel, I sincerely believe there must be humanitarian support for the civilian population of both Israel and Gaza. The people of Gaza desperately need water, food, medicine, and fuel NOW. There must be negotiations for the release of all hostages, NOW. Hamas must cease all attacks on Israel, and Israel must cease all attacks on Gaza. The killing of civilians must stop, and the U.S. must provide leadership in seeking and working for peaceful solutions to this devastating time in the history of our world.”






Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43)



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