HARRISBURG – The state Senate today unanimously approved a resolution introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) that condemns the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas and pledges support for Israel and its people.
“This resolution tells the people of Israel that Pennsylvania supports them in their effort to defend their families and expel terrorists from the region,” Mastriano said. “We stand with the Jewish people, who have a fundamental right to exist and defend themselves against this terrorist threat.”
Mastriano’s Senate Resolution 185 says Pennsylvania stands “firmly with the people of Israel and their right to defend themselves.” It labels the attacks by Hamas as “shocking, barbaric and evil,” further adding they “amount to war crimes of the worst kind.”
The resolution further stipulates, “Israel has every right to defend itself with all due force” and noted Pennsylvania’s “special relationship” with Israel since the country declared independence in 1948.
“We continue to pray for the people of Israel and want to see the restoration of peace and an end to the killing of innocent civilians,” Mastriano said. “The carnage and trauma unleashed on the people of Israel is inhumane.”
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