Pelosi urges ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urges a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza terror groups.

“Hamas exploited a volatile situation to initiate hostilities against Israel, launching more than 3,000 rockets, and as always, Israel has a right to defend herself,” Pelosi says in a statement, calling Israel “our friend and ally.”

“Now, after more than a week of hostilities, it has become even more apparent that a ceasefire is necessary,” she said. “There must be a serious effort on the part of both parties to end the violence and respect the rights of both the Israeli and Palestinian people.”

Speaker of the US House Nancy Pelosi during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 19, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
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