Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley recently said the U.S. must stand firm with Israel in the Holy Land’s push to defeat Hamas, a terrorist organization, and ignore any calls for restraint until Hamas is eliminated.
Haley, who notably served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN), said the expected Israel ground invasion into the Gaza Strip would be met with fiery criticism from many countries worldwide and some Americans but argued that the U.S. must not waver in its support for Israel, as reported by the Washington Times.
Recently, sources confirmed that Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) is set to launch a ground operation into the Gaza Strip, where 1 million Palestinians are located. In an act of decency that separates the IDF from Hamas, Israel is dropping leaflets into the Gaza Strip to warn innocent Palestinians to move south before the IDF begins its invasion.
In an appearance on Fox News, Haley said that the U.S. must support Israel not only when the country is attacked but when it’s fighting back.
“We are supporting Israel now because they have been hit, but the more important part is we have to support them when they hit back as well,” she said on Fox News. “Don’t tell them to stop.”
“They saw too much death, they saw too much destruction and Hamas will do it again,” she added. “We have to eliminate them, regardless of who they try to intimate us.”
On X, formerly known as Twitter, Haley echoed her remarks on Fox News, saying that because of Hamas’ brutality, the U.S. must stand firm with Israel in the country’s push to eradicate the terrorist organization.
“Hamas showed NO restraint when it slaughtered innocent Israelis. Hamas is evil & must be eradicated. We must stand with Israel—not just when it is hit, but also when it hits back. Eradicate Hamas,” Haley wrote.
Mark my words: When Israel moves into Gaza, people will call for Israel to exercise “restraint.”
Hamas showed NO restraint when it slaughtered innocent Israelis.
Hamas is evil & must be eradicated. We must stand with Israel—not just when it is hit, but also when it hits back. pic.twitter.com/T9t6dC57PN
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 13, 2023
To date, the Israel-Hamas war has taken the lives of more than 3,000 civilians since Hamas launched its brutal invasion into the Holy Land on Oct. 7, 2023. Specifically, 1,300 individuals have been mercilessly murdered in Israel by Hamas, while 2,215 people have been killed in Gaza.