VP Harris Calls For ‘Immediate Cease-Fire’ In Gaza, Calls For Aid

Vice President Kamala Harris may be silent when it comes to the crisis at the southern border, but she is extremely vocal when it comes to the Israeli-Hamas war. She asked for an “immediate cease-fire” in Gaza for the release of hostages and aid to the area in a speech while in Alabama on Sunday.

Speaking at the 59th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when state troopers brutally clubbed peaceful civil rights marchers while they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, Harris stated how “people are starving” in Gaza. She also emphasized that at the same time, Hamas is a threat to Israel and needs to be “eliminated.”

“Hamas claims it wants a cease-fire. Well, there is a deal on the table. And as we have said, Hamas needs to agree to that deal. Let’s get a cease-fire. Let’s reunite the hostages with their families. And let’s provide immediate relief to the people of Gaza,” she also said.

In her speech, Harris appeared to have all the answers on how the Israeli government should go about allowing more aid into Gaza. Ironically, Harris stated that they “must open new border crossings.”

Coming from a woman who avoids the U.S. southern border like the plague is amusing.

“They must not impose any unnecessary restrictions on the delivery of aid. They must ensure humanitarian personnel, sites and convoys are not targeted, and they must work to restore basic services and promote order in Gaza, so more food, water and fuel can reach those in need.”

According to the Biden administration on Saturday, the Israeli government has agreed to a six-week ceasefire, but Hamas has yet to respond. The deal is for the release of some of the remaining hostages being held captive in Gaza, which is around 130.

If an agreement is made, it will be the first extended truce in the war, with the last pause being last November, which lasted a week.

Harris had a meeting with Benny Gantz, a member of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war cabinet, in Washington, D.C., on Monday to discuss getting much-needed aid to the Palestinians in Gaza before making “any major military operation there given the risks to civilians.”