May 09, 2024

Van Hollen Statement on President Biden’s Commitment to Halt Offensive Weapons in Response to an Assault on Rafah

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s commitment to halt offensive weapons should the Netanyahu government launch an assault on Rafah:

“An invasion of Rafah would leave untold death and destruction in its wake – including massive civilian casualties and devastating impacts on the delivery of humanitarian aid – while undermining efforts to release the hostages. That’s why President Biden has said that such an invasion would be a ‘red line.’ Today’s commitment from the President makes clear that the United States will not be complicit in this suffering and follows through on his repeated warnings to the Netanyahu government. American support must be used in line with our interests and our values.”