JERUSALEM, Israel — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited Israel on Sunday and dismissed requires a ceasefire within the struggle towards the Palestinian Hamas terror group, saying Israel had a proper to make sure the security of its residents.
Standing within the ruins of Kfar Aza, one of many communities hardest hit by the Hamas terror assault on October 7, Christie stated that the U.S. shouldn’t strain Israel to “stand down” in Gaza whereas there was nonetheless an lively menace to the lives of Israeli residents.
GOP candidate Chris Christie in Israel:
“We can’t ask Israel to stand down if they believe there is still a legitimate violent threat against them and their people. And I think there is no question that there is.” pic.twitter.com/nYVYG7rPln
— Carrie Keller-Lynn (@cjkeller8) November 12, 2023
Christie was joined by the speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Amir Ohana, in addition to members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as he visited houses riddled with bullets and noticed the proof of the atrocities in Kfar Aza himself.
The Times of Israel reported:
Christie, a former governor of New Jersey and 2024 hopeful, stated that Israel “must continue to fight until they have degraded that [Hamas] capability to a point where they can say to their people, come back and live her safely and securely. Until that comes, I don’t think calls for a ceasefire make any sense.”
With antisemitism and anti-Israel protests flaring up throughout the United States, Christie stated that many Americans do assist Israel’s proper to defend itself.
“I want the people of Israel to know that there are hundreds of millions of Americans who stand with them, who understand the atrocities that were committed,” he stated. “In the future, we need to stand absolutely shoulder to shoulder with Israel, no daylight.”
Christie’s presidential marketing campaign has largely targeted on attacking former President Donald Trump. But he has additionally made overseas coverage a precedence of his marketing campaign. In August, for instance, he visited Ukraine and met with President Volodymr Zelensky in Kyiv.
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