More than 300,000 people are estimated to have attended a pro-Israel rally in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, including 170 family members of Israelis who were kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists last month.
The day kicked off with Senate Republican Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) welcoming the hostages’ families to the bipartisan event, which included lawmakers from both the House and Senate.
“We are all standing here in unity with you,” he said. “For the family members, you have seen the face of terror, the horrors, the brutality. We are heartbroken by that. We stand with the people of Israel and that is very heartfelt. And we wanted to be here to see the faces, to hear the stories, to share the pain and make sure that the world never turns its back on the stories or the people, never turns its back on the people of Israel.”