Senator Stabenow Statement on First Hostages Released and Aid Entering Gaza

Friday, November 24, 2023

WASHINGTON—Senator Debbie Stabenow released the following statement after the first hostages were released. 

“The release of the first hostages who have been held by Hamas since their brutal attack on October 7 is good news. Thank you to the Biden administration for their work with our international partners to broker this agreement and secure a pause in fighting.

“It is also essential that this allows critically-needed humanitarian aid to innocent families in Gaza. The next step is to secure the safe release of all of the remaining hostages and protect the lives of innocent civilians.

“At the same time, America must continue to stand with Israel as they work to eliminate Hamas and their deadly attacks. We must also commit to the difficult work of finding a lasting peace in the region.”