Congressman Cory Mills (R-FL), an Army veteran and defense contractor, has flown to Israel to aid in the evacuation of American citizens amidst the ongoing onslaught by Hamas terrorists. Mills, a first-term congressman, has already played a pivotal role in facilitating the safe departure of 32 Americans, although he notes that hundreds more remain in peril.
The congressman’s commitment to assisting in the evacuation stems from a sense of solidarity with the Israeli people, who are facing a relentless barrage from Hamas militants. Mills, who co-founded a private security company and previously participated in the rescue of an American family from Afghanistan after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal, brings a unique set of skills to the current crisis.
Mills’ colleague, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), confirmed the purpose of Mills’ trip, emphasizing the urgency of the situation. According to the U.S. State Department, 22 Americans have already lost their lives due to the brutal attacks by Hamas, underscoring the gravity of the conflict.
Former Texas Representative Mayra Flores took to social media to share a photo of Mills on the ground in Israel, highlighting his efforts to evacuate trapped American citizens. The post conveyed prayers for the safety of Mills and those involved in the rescue mission.
My friend, Florida Representative Cory Mills, is currently on the ground in Israel, helping to evacuate American citizens who are trapped in Israel.
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores_TX) October 11, 2023
The grim reality of the conflict is underscored by reports of Hamas’ heinous actions, including the murder of over 1,200 Israelis since the commencement of their terror attack. The terrorists have also taken 150 hostages into the Gaza Strip, threatening to film their executions. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are preparing for a ground operation to rescue these hostages, with the assistance of U.S. special forces reportedly being considered.
IDF Major General Itai Veruv characterized the situation as more than a war; it is a massacre. The indiscriminate targeting of civilians, including women and children, has brought about a level of brutality that echoes historical atrocities. Veruv’s poignant words capture the heart-wrenching scenes unfolding in bedrooms and protection rooms across Israel.
“It’s not a war, it’s not a battlefield. It’s a massacre. You see the babies, the mother, the father, in their bedrooms, in their protection rooms, and how the terrorists killed them,” said IDF Major General Itai Veruv. “It’s something we used to imagine from our grandmothers, grandfathers in pogroms in Europe and other places.”
As Congressman Cory Mills continues his courageous efforts in the evacuation mission, the international community watches closely, hoping for a swift resolution to the crisis. The collaboration between U.S. special forces and the IDF underscores the severity of the situation and the need for a decisive response to protect innocent lives caught in the crossfire of this brutal conflict.