February 23, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Releases Statement on Gaza

Washington, DC - February 23, 2024 - Congressman Shri Thanedar (MI-13) today issued the following statement:

“It is my hope that all interested in peace will find a diplomatic solution that would dismantle Hamas and rebuild Gaza, ensuring aid goes directly to the Palestinian people while providing for the security of Israel. This would lay the groundwork to ensure both Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace, security, and prosperity.

I support efforts for a ceasefire in Gaza, which must begin with Hamas releasing all hostages and Hamas's military infrastructure being dismantled. Alongside this, we must ensure humanitarian aid reaches the Palestinian people directly, differentiating their plight from the actions of Hamas.

Israel has a right to defend itself, and the Israeli people deserve to live without terrorism or harm. The Palestinian people also deserve self-determination and security. However, we cannot achieve long-lasting peace and security in the region with Hamas.”