Rep. Carbajal Continues Call for Supplemental Funding for Humanitarian Aid in Gaza
Washington, November 9, 2023
Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is pushing Congressional leadership to swiftly pass President Biden’s request for emergency supplemental funding to meet rising humanitarian needs around the world including those related to the ongoing conflict in Gaza and Israel.
Congressman Carbajal recently joined Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Ami Bera (CA-06), and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-51) in an effort signed by 92 members of the U.S. House of Representatives reiterating the need for humanitarian aid to protect the lives of Palestinians, Americans, and Israelis, “whose security will be weakened if we fail to meet the humanitarian needs in the region.”
“A major humanitarian catastrophe and large-scale civilian casualties will make the U.S. stated goal of a two state solution even more challenging to ever realize,” the members wrote. “More than two millin people are in urgent need of lifesaving humanitarian assistance. Over one million people have fled the violence, stretching the already strained ability of the United Nations and humanitarian partners on the ground to provide food, medical treatment, and shelter to those in need. At this time, it is critical that the United States make clear its support for humanitarian assistance by responding swiftly and substantially.”
The full letter to Congressional leadership can be found here.
Last week, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) reemphasized his call for a humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza and other key diplomatic priorities for the United States, including making clear that Israel must conduct military operations within the scope of international law and minimize civilian harm.
In that letter, he reiterated his belief that Israel’s right to root out the terrorist responsible for the October 7 attack on its citizens and the need to protect civilian lives in the aftermath are not incompatible goals.
Over the past few weeks, Rep. Carbajal has also joined his colleagues in Congress to formally condemn Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attacks, to call for swift support for both Israel's security needs and humanitarian relief to help those being oppressed by Hamas in Gaza, and to cut off funding sources for terrorist organizations in the region.
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