WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Congresswoman Kathy Manning (NC-06), Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33), Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-36), Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), and Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14), all eight Co-Chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, released the following statement condemning Hamas’ attack on Israel and antisemitism:
“As Co-Chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, we are horrified by Hamas’ brutal terrorist attacks and massacre of civilians in Israel — Saturday was the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust. We unequivocally condemn Hamas and stand strong with our ally Israel.
“We also reject dehumanizing rhetoric, false equivalencies, and double standards targeting the Israeli people and the Jewish state. Tragically, when Israel is under attack, we witness a major increase in antisemitism and hate-filled violence against Jews around the world, and we have already seen an increase online. That is why we must remain vigilant towards any threats to the safety and security of the Jewish community in the days to come. Standing with our ally Israel, we reaffirm our commitment to countering terrorism, antisemitism, and all forms of hate.”