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Graham, Schumer call attention to Hamas' 'evil purposes'

Senate Republicans and Democrats have joined together on Capitol Hill to call attention to Hamas' "terrorist" tactics in Gaza.

"[We] want the world to know who Hamas is," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on "America's Newsroom" Thursday, standing alongside Senate colleague Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

The resolution, backed by 79 senators, includes video of Hamas encouraging civilians to go to Israeli combat zones to "become martyrs," according to Graham.

"The purpose of the letter is to allow our colleagues to understand Hamas for who they are: a terrorist organization who wants for Israel what Al Qaeda wants for us," he said.

Schumer hopes the added attention will unite the world against Hamas' "evil purposes," allowing Israel to dismantle their tunnels and rockets and ultimately weaken their power hold in Palestine.

"What Hamas is trying to do is put the blame on Israel," Schumer said. "It's clear that Hamas is not looking out for the wellbeing of the average Palestinian."

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