Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on the Hostage Release and Humanitarian Pause in Gaza
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05), co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations and a member of the House-Knesset Parliamentary Friendship Working Group issued the following statement:
“We have an obligation to stand up for all humanity. I support all actions that will save innocent civilian lives—American, Israeli and Palestinian, and ensure the release of all hostages. I thank President Joe Biden for his leadership in securing this deal that will result in a pause of fighting, an increase in humanitarian aid to Gaza, and the release of hostages including Americans held by Hamas. There is still a long road ahead toward permanent peace in the Middle East and addressing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. In the pursuit of lasting peace, the international community must prioritize a comprehensive solution that guarantees the long-term safety, security, and prosperity for the Israeli and Palestinian people.”
Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District on the exclusive Financial Services Committee. She is a champion of voting rights and builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as co-chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams is committed to closing the racial wealth gap and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of your ZIP code or bank account.