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Rep. Adam Smith says his residence was vandalized by cease-fire activists Categorical Instances

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., stated Friday that his residence was vandalized by activists pushing for a cease-fire within the Israel-Hamas struggle.

A spokesperson from the congressman’s workplace instructed NBC Information that Smith’s storage was vandalized with purple spray paint calling for a cease-fire. The alleged incident in Bellevue, Washington, passed off across the similar time that Israel renewed its assault in Gaza after the top of a weeklong truce with Hamas.

“Final evening, my home was vandalized by individuals advocating for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza,” Smith stated in an announcement. “This assault is unfortunately reflective of the coarsening of the political discourse in our nation, and is totally unwarranted, pointless, and dangerous to our political system.”

Smith’s workplace stated that each the Bellevue police and U.S. Capitol Police have been notified. Neither instantly responded to a request for remark.

Along with the cease-fire message, the phrases “Free Gaza” and “Child Killer” have been additionally spray-painted on Smith’s storage, in line with photographs supplied by his workplace.

Well being officers in Gaza say the loss of life toll has surpassed 15,000 after weeks of Israeli assaults. The Israel Protection Forces estimates 1,200 individuals have been killed within the Oct. 7 Hamas assault, with round 140 individuals nonetheless held captive in Gaza.

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