Oct 18 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis and 47 of his senate colleagues penned a bipartisan letter urging President Biden to continue doing everything in his power to rescue American hostages taken by Hamas during the terrorist organization’s October 7th attacks on Israel while supporting Israel’s efforts to dismantle the threat of Hamas. 

“Hamas has already killed 30 Americans and likely injured many more…The terrorists responsible for these atrocities hide behind human shields while they threaten to livestream the execution of hostages. Hamas has also reportedly demanded the mass release of prisoners in exchange for freeing its hostages and could use the hostages to push for a ceasefire. With several U.S. citizens still missing in the aftermath of the terror group’s brutal attack, we urge you to continue putting your full attention on the freeing of American hostages. Every day must be treated with a sense of urgency,” the senators wrote.

“As a result, we urge the United States to continue supporting Israel’s urgent efforts to dismantle the threat of Hamas, provide the necessary resources for Israel’s defense, and continue offering whatever support necessary to immediately and safely rescue kidnapped Americans, with particular attention to those who require urgent medical care,” the senators continued. 

“We urge you to encourage our allies and partners in the region to place pressure on Hamas to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to have access to the hostages while the United States and Israel work to secure their release,” the senators concluded

Read the full letter HERE.