(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a strongly-worded call to action for the Biden administration, a Republican US senator has declared that the United States should bomb and destroy Iran’s oil refineries if the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas harms hostages it grabbed during its recent attack on Israel.
At least 14 Americans were killed when Hamas terrorists invaded Southern Israel from the Gaza Strip in a surprise attack Saturday morning, on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. The total death toll from the attack is estimated at over 1,200.
At least four more US citizens are presumed to have been kidnapped by the Palestinian terrorists.
“For every Israeli or American hostage executed by Hamas, we should take down an Iranian oil refinery,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told the Fox News program “America Reports” in an interview Tuesday.
He referred to suspicions that Iran sponsored the Hamas attack on Israel. On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Iranian officials gave the Palestinian terrorists the go-ahead at a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon, on October 2.
“The only way to keep this war from escalating is holding Iran accountable. How much more death and destruction do we have to take from the Iranian regime? I am confident this was planned and funded by the Iranians,” Graham stated.
He added that “Hamas is a bunch of animals who deserve to be treated like animals.”
“So, if I was Israel, I would go in the ground, there is no truce to be had here. This is the best opportunity Israel has to destroy Hamas. Take it to the Iranians. If you harm one American in Syria by using your Iranian militia against us in Syria, if you escalate the war by urging Hezbollah to attack Israel in the north. If Hamas kills one American or Israeli hostage we are going to blow up your oil refineries and put you out of business. Take it to the ayatollah’s backyard,” the South Carolina Republican declared.
The report notes Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, recently tweeted that Israel would “definitely be eradicated.”
In his comments, Graham also lambasted the Biden administration for not showing enough support for US ally Israel.
“Cloak the White House tonight in the Israeli flag. You did it for pride month, I want to see the Israeli flag over the White House,” the senator insisted.