Bernie Sanders attacks Israel for defending itself, saying there is "a serious violation of international law"

The socialist senator suggested that the United States should insist "on restraint from Israeli forces.”

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accused the Israeli government of “seriously” violating international law and suggested that the United States should insist on “restraint from forces” in the Jewish country.

This Wednesday, Sanders shared a statement about the “horrific consequences” that the Hamas terrorist attack against Israel will have.

“As a result of this attack, thousands of Israelis and Palestinians – including many women and children – have been killed and injured. That toll will rise. The gunning down of young Israelis at a music festival is an image the world will not soon forget,” he said.

Despite acknowledging the damage Hamas caused, the senator harshly criticized Israel for how the Jewish country is responding. “The targeting of civilians is a war crime, no matter who does it. Israel’s blanket denial of food, water, and other necessities to Gaza is a serious violation of international law and will do nothing but harm innocent civilians,” he said.

Sanders also acknowledged the “solidarity” that the United States has had with Israel since the war began but added that, just as support is being provided, it should also be “insisted on restraint from Israeli forces.”

“Let us not forget that half of the two million people in Gaza are children. Children and innocent people do not deserve to be punished for the acts of Hamas,” he said.

The United States works in a humanitarian corridor

The White House has already announced that it is working to get humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of Gaza. “The civilians are not to blame for what Hamas has done. They have done nothing wrong, and we continue to support safe passage,” said the Communications Coordinator of the National Security Council, John Kirby.

It should be remembered that the Gaza Strip has two crossing points that lead to Israel, one to the north and another to the south. Both are closed. However, it preserves a third pass that leads to Egypt.