Mitch McConnell gives Israel full-throated support amid Gaza conflict

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is offering his full-throated support for Israel in its conflict with the militant group Hamas, calling the U.S. ally a “responsible state defending itself.”

In the Gaza Strip, health officials say Israel’s airstrikes have killed over 200 Palestinians, including more than 60 children. Israeli authorities say Palestinian militants’ rocket attacks have killed 12 people, two of whom were children, in Israel.

 “No one is glad to see the fighting. But we are already seeing some push the false narrative that this conflict is a tragic dispute between two legitimate combatants where both sides share blame that is roughly equal. What nonsense,” McConnell said on the Senate floor this week.

“To say that both sides need to de-escalate downplays the responsibility the terrorists have for initiating the conflict in the first place and suggests Israelis are not entitled to defend themselves against ongoing rocket barrages,” he continued. “Now look, I completely reject this obscene moral equivalence.”

Source: USA Today – Breaking News

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