California Republican Rep. David Valadao said his office was vandalized by anti-Israel protesters, and pictures show the building is covered in flyers and dried liquid resembling blood.
Valadao said that his Hanford, California, office was vandalized Monday morning.
Mimicking the now-iconic “Kidnapped” flyers of Israelis who were taken hostage by Gazan terrorists on Oct. 7, flyers with pictures of children and the title “MURDERED BY ISRAEL” covered his office door and building alongside the fake blood.
“I strongly support the right to peaceful protest, but violence and vandalism are never acceptable. In a democracy, harassment and intimidation is not how you make your voice heard,” Valadao said on X, formerly Twitter.
“If these protestors truly cared about Palestinian children they would also support the eradication of Hamas terrorists, who are actively using Palestinian hospitals and schools as cover for their military operations and putting thousands of Palestinian civilians at risk,” he also wrote.
Valadao stressed that his office remains open for constituents who want to express their concerns.
Pro-Palestine demonstrations have rocked the world since Oct. 7, when terrorists from the Gaza Strip entered Israel, killing about 1,200 people and taking approximately 240 others hostage. Recent high-profile pro-Palestine protests in the U.S. include disrupting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, entering the buildings of major news organizations and interrupting Democratic Party events.