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 October 9, 2023

Sen. Booker, Rep. Goldman were both in Israel when Hamas launched attack

As the savages who make up the ranks of the Hamas terrorist organization, backed by Iran, stormed through the gates into Israel from the Gaza Strip, two U.S. congressmen were caught in the crossfire. 

According to the Daily Caller, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and New York Rep. Dan Goldman (D) were both in Israel when the deadly attacks rocked the Jewish state.

Booker, who was in Jerusalem ahead of the scheduled Abraham Accords, ultimately was forced to shelter in place in the stairwells of the hotel in which he was staying.

The New Jersey senator described what it was like when news broke of the deadly, unprecedented invasion.

"I was in Israel when the horrific attacks carried out by Hamas started on Saturday," Booker said.

Booker added, "My team and I are now safe, but like many we are shaken, angered, and heartbroken by the hundreds killed, the thousands injured, those taken hostage, and all who are directly affected by these sickening terrorist attacks."

"After this experience, more than ever, I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Senate to continue supporting Israel’s security and ensuring stability in the region — and I hope one day soon, a long-term and just peace in the region."

Goldman was reportedly in country to attend a Bar Mitzvah with his wife and three children.

As is typical of Democrats, he slipped in a jab against Republicans in his thoughts on the situation.

"At a minimum, Congress must replenish — and expand — the Iron Dome as soon as possible. I hope Republicans can get their House in order so we can pass emergency legislation to assist Israel in defending herself," Goldman tweeted.

So far, at least 11 Americans have been confirmed killed in the large-scale terrorist attack, and many more are thought to be held as prisoners.

Israel has vowed a full-scale siege of the Gaza Strip in the coming days.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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