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US Senate Majority Leader Schumer criticizes China for not supporting Israel after Hamas attack
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer has told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that he was very disappointed by China’s statement on the recent Hamas attack because it didn’t show any sympathy or support for Israel
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Schumer criticized China on Monday and told Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that he was very disappointed by China's statement on the recent Hamas attack because it didn't show any sympathy or support for Israel.
Schumer is leading a delegation of six senators to China this week. The delegation, which includes three Democrats and three Republicans, is the first visit by U.S. lawmakers since 2019 and comes at a time of growing attacks on China in Congress as America contends with the rise of China as a global power.
“I urge you and the Chinese people to stand with the Israeli people and condemn these cowardly and vicious attacks,” said Schumer.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry statement on Sunday called on both sides to exercise restraint and immediately end the hostilities — but made no mention of the unprecedented Hamas surprise attack early Saturday that has left more than 1,000 dead and thousands wounded on both sides. On Monday, Israeli soldiers were still fighting the militants to secure the border and dislodge Gaza gunmen from areas of southern Israel.