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Engel Statement on Rocket Attacks on Israel

ENGEL STATEMENT ON ROCKET ATTACKS ON ISRAEL

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“I condemn the recent escalation by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza who have launched a barrage of rockets toward Israel. Firing rockets into civilian areas shows their callous disregard for human life, even for Palestinians of Gaza whom Hamas’s terror places at risk.

“Once again, sirens warn families to run for cover. No country should have to live like this.

“I support Israel’s right to self defense, and I will monitor the situation closely to ensure that the United States stands by Israel in word and deed.”