Israel war: Hamas terrorist attack put Democratic support for ally to the test

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There has been an outpouring of support from both sides of the aisle in the United States since Hamas attacked Israel, but eyes are on the Democratic Party to see how long the support for one of America’s strongest allies lasts.

Several Democrats have joined most Republicans in condemning the terrorist attack and expressing full support for Israel’s right to fight back. Some Democrats, such as “Squad” members Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), are calling for a broader return to order and peace on both sides and an end to the “apartheid” government in Israel.

Democratic support for Israel may not be unlimited, particularly in the aftermath of Israel’s response to Hamas. The Israeli government ordered a “total siege” of Gaza, cutting off its population of nearly 2 million from access to electricity, food, and fuel on Monday.

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