"Let's stop playing games," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the "life-or-death struggle Israel faces."
"I support any effort which brings this campaign to an end in a manner that increases Israel's security," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a member of the Democratic Party, warned that the Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its current war may not be enough
At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest expressed disappointment at the lack of funding for Israel in the House measure.
Meanwhile Israel’s brutal military excursion has totally destroyed the already crumbling infrastructure of Gaza. In the latest set of punitive and collective punishment measures against Gaza, Israel destroyed the only power station remaining in the area, this means that Gaza will not have any access to electricity or water. Tragically the one remaining hospital treating the severely injured will be restricted from carrying out their operations. The Israeli buffer zone has shrunk the Gaza strip by 44% meaning that Israel has driven the Gaza population into the remaining 56% of the already narrow and densely populated strip of land. The latest death toll has surpassed 1200 with more than 250 children killed.
"This current Israeli assault is seeking the total destruction of Gaza." Gerry Adams of the Sinn Fein tweeted this from Belfast