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Ilhan Omar advocates against an Israeli ground invasion into Gaza
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Ilhan Omar advocates against an Israeli ground invasion into Gaza

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota issued a statement warning against an Israeli ground invasion into Gaza.

Earlier this month, Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and committed atrocities. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Jewish state "will obliterate Hamas."

Omar and other lawmakers have been advocating for a ceasefire. She suggested in her statement that a ground invasion could draw the U.S. into the conflict.

"It can't be underscored enough: a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip would have disastrous consequences and lead to loss of life of catastrophic proportions. It would risk pulling the U.S. into a rapidly-escalating broader regional conflict. We should fully oppose it," Omar said in the statement. "A ground invasion would make an untenable humanitarian disaster even worse. It would not only put the lives of more and more Palestinian civilians at risk, but also Israelis, the hundreds of hostages held by Hamas, and the hundreds of Americans trapped in Gaza."

"The solution to this horror, as ever, is a negotiated peace—with Israelis and Palestinians enjoying equal rights and security guarantee," Omar declared.

The Jewish state has been targeted with rocket attacks. The nation has amassed troops on the border prior to an anticipated ground offensive, according to the Associated Press.

"In recent hours we have increased the attacks in Gaza. The Air Force widely attacks underground targets and terrorist infrastructure, very significantly. In continuation of the offensive activity we carried out in the last few days, the ground forces are expanding the ground activity this evening. The IDF works powerfully in all dimensions in order to achieve the goals of the war," Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Daniel Hagari said in a tweet, according to a Google translation of the post, which is in Hebrew.

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Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg

Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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