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With Israel At War, US Lawmakers Give Full Support

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July 29, 2014 AT 4:00 AM
As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas. Many even have criticized the administration's effort to stop violence that has killed more than 1,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and more than 40 Israeli soldiers and three civilians this month. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday, "At times like this, people try to isolate Israel," "We are here to stand with Israel, not just as a broker or observer but as a strong partner and a trusted ally."