Costa calls for Israel-Hamas ceasefire

The Fresno Democrat called for a ceasefire on Friday following attacks against workers with the World Central Kitchen took place.

Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno) called for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war on Friday. 

He became the second representative from the Central Valley to call for a ceasefire, following Rep. Josh Harder (D–Tracy) in January. 


What they’re saying: Costa released the following statement on Friday: 

  • “For months, many of us have called for a ceasefire and the return of all the hostages. This week, we saw the horrific attacks against aid workers of the World Central Kitchen, who lost their lives, and I mourn their loss. The status quo must change.
  • “Notwithstanding Hamas’ brutal attacks on October 7th, we have to achieve an immediate ceasefire, return all the hostages, and at the same time hold Hamas accountable. President Biden has for months been working with Israel and other partners involved to negotiate a peace agreement and this week increased pressure on the Israeli government to do the right thing. As our ally, Israel must do its part.”
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