Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared her opposition to an Israeli cease-fire with Hamas, claiming that the terror group "must go."
Clinton claimed to support the Biden administration while also calling for pauses in fighting.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is arguing against a full cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, arguing it would allow Hamas to refuel and prolong the conflict. https://t.co/wmqgxUYcwI
— The Hill (@thehill) November 15, 2023
"Agreeing with the Biden administration, Clinton said a full cease-fire would give Hamas the opportunity to strengthen and attack again," the Hill reported.
“Hamas would claim that it had won and it would remain a key part of Iran’s so-called axis of resistance,” she said in an Atlantic op-ed. “Cease-fires freeze conflicts rather than resolve them.”
To save Israel and Gaza, Hamas must go.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 14, 2023
"I am convinced Hamas must go. On October 7, these terrorists killed babies, raped women, and kidnapped innocent civilians. They continue to hold more than 200 hostages," Clinton stated in her op-ed.
"They have proved again and again that they will not abide by cease-fires, will sabotage any efforts to forge a lasting peace, and will never stop attacking Israel," she continued.
More than 400 officials sent a letter to Biden objecting to his support for Israel and demanding that he push for a cease-fire between the embattled Jewish state and Hamas. | @ariblaff https://t.co/0NP4VCQoDU
— National Review (@NRO) November 15, 2023
"More than 400 staffers and political appointees across 40 government agencies sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday objecting to his administration’s support for Israel and demanding that he push for an immediate cease-fire between the embattled Jewish state and Hamas," the National Review reported.
"The message also cited a poll showing that 80 percent of Democrats, and a majority of independents and Republicans, somewhat or strongly agree with the sentiment," it noted.
Despite Biden's claims to back Israel, he has also called for pauses to battle, especially as the weeks of war have continued.
The tensions appear to be increasing as Biden seeks to negotiate calm in the region while facing low approval ratings at home.
The Middle East battle is part of several foreign policy concerns for Biden that have included Afghanistan, the border crisis and the closings of multiple embassies in Africa over unrest, alongside the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and its war with Russia.