HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is demanding swift action from Congress to aid Israel in its fight against Hamas. 

He is pressing for a robust bipartisan military aid package, including munitions, artillery and humanitarian assistance.

“So that more medical supplies can be provided both to Israel and to Palestineans,” Blumenthal said. “This war is not against the Palestineans. It is against Hamas, a terrorist organization that has as its objective – stated clear, unequivocal – to destroy the Jewish people.”

More than 1,400 people, including at least 30 American citizens, have been killed in the war that began on Oct. 7, according to U.S. officials.