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Governor J.B. Pritzker He criticized the ceasefire decision in Gaza It was passed this week by Mayor Brandon Johnson and Chicago city council members for failing to hold Hamas accountable for the violence it commits.
Speaking to reporters after an event at the South Shore Cultural Center to announce cooperation on anti-violence initiatives, Pritzker said the resolution, which passed the council Wednesday 24-23 with Johnson casting the tie-breaking vote, should take into account atrocities committed by Hamas. Fighters killed approximately 1,200 Israelis and took approximately 240 hostage in the October 7 attack.
“I am disappointed that the women who were raped and kidnapped by Hamas fighters who crossed into Israel were not taken into account, and the deaths caused by these terrorists were not acknowledged,” Pritzker said.
While Hamas has denied committing sexual violence during the attack, the United Nations is investigating the allegations.
“And honestly, I don’t think the City Council is going to talk about the challenges of war in the Middle East, you have to make sure you include all perspectives. They didn’t do that,” said Pritzker, who is Jewish.
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