Former New Jersey Governor and Republican US presidential candidate Chris Christie visited Kfar Aza, one of the Gaza envelope communities devastated by Hamas's October 7th massacre.
“We can’t ask Israel to stand down if they believe there is still a legitimate violent threat against them and their people. And I think there is no question that there is. And so they must continue to fight until they have degraded that capability to a point where they can say to their people, come back and live here safely and securely. Until that comes, I don’t think calls for a ceasefire make any sense,” the former governor stated during the tour, which was accompanied by Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana.
“I want the people of Israel to know that there are hundreds of millions of Americans who stand with them, who understand the atrocities that were committed,” Christie added.
“In the future, we need to stand absolutely shoulder to shoulder with Israel, no daylight,” he declared.
“I intend to go back to the US and talk about this regularly so that the American people who are being asked to sacrifice and to help Israel financially and militarily will know that what they are doing is not only a noble effort on their part but also what friends do for friends. America has no greater friend in the world than Israel,” Christie concluded.
After visiting Kfar Aza, Christie and Ohana continued to the Tzrifin military base, where they were shown the many weapons that were used by the terrorists during the massacre. In addition, the IDF's Spokesperson's unedited footage of the massacre was shown to the former governor.