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May 13, 2021

Rep. Bourdeaux Statement On Middle East Violence

WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement on the evolving situation in the Middle East: 

“First and foremost, my heart goes out to Israelis and Palestinians, both of whom are suffering greatly,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “Families are suffering on both sides — each and every death is a tragedy, as are all the injuries sustained.  

This strife is not new. I share the Biden Administration’s concerns with Israel’s planned evictions of Palestinians from their longtime homes in east Jerusalem. I also condemn, in the strongest possible terms, Hamas’ targeting of Israeli civilians. 

Both sides must reduce the escalation and work together constructively to move towards a peaceful resolution protecting the safety and rights of both Israelis and Palestinians. Israel has the right to defend itself. Palestinians have the right to live free from violence and to have a future of hope and economic prosperity. The two are not mutually exclusive.”

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure. 

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.