Schumer-Led Senate Delegation Hides From Hamas Rockets

A bipartisan congressional delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) traveled to Israel over the weekend to survey the damage and meet with Israeli leaders in the aftermath of the horrific attacks by the Palestinian terror group Hamas — where they were forced to shelter for safety amid another rocket strike from the terrorist group.

The bipartisan group included Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Schumer shared a photo of himself, Romney and others sheltering in a cramped room during the rocket attack.

“While in Tel Aviv today, our delegation was rushed to a shelter to wait out rockets sent by Hamas. It shows you what Israelis have to go through. We must provide Israel with the support required to defend itself,” Schumer wrote in the post.

Schumer and the other senators visited Israel to show support for the victims of the terrorist attack — and met with Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog.

This visit comes as Israel is in the middle of a war against Hamas, with Netanyahu vowing to eliminate the terrorist group from the region.

In a post on X, Herzog thanked the senators for their visit — explaining that the lawmakers had come “to stand with the people of Israel and to make clear that when it comes to the war against Hamas and Islamic Jihad – we are all on the same side of the aisle.”

“We stand together in the unequivocal demand that Hamas immediately and unconditionally release the hostages – some of whom are also American citizens,” he added. “I thanked the senators for their firm support for the State of Israel while we work to defend our people.”

Schumer later explained in a post on X that the congressional delegation was “having good, productive meetings with Israeli leaders” — noting that he would “lead the effort in the US Senate to provide Israel with the support required to defend itself from this monstrous attack.”

The congressional delegation also met with “families of the victims of this brutal attack by Hamas” — including “families who didn’t know if their loved ones were alive” and “families whose loved ones were taken hostage,” according to Schumer.

“Their stories moved us. We stand with Israel. We won’t stop working to bring the hostages home,” he added.