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Georgia House Condemns Hamas Attack in Israel, Revealing Deep Democratic Rift in Middle East Debate

Spencer Frye

The Georgia House adopted a resolution that condemned the deadly Hamas attack against Israel as a “disgusting display of hatred and evil” in a vote Monday that exposed a sharp Democratic divide over the growing conflict in the Middle East.

It passed 129-2 after an hour long debate, with dozens of Democrats abstaining from the vote. Others were marked absent after several Democratic lawmakers said they wouldn’t back the measure because it failed to mention the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and violence against Palestinian civilians. Among them was Athens State Rep Spencer Frye said the resolution should condemn the killing of innocents on both sides and call for a cease-fire.

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