In response to the escalating aggression between Israel and Hamas, U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-Quitman) issued the following statement:
"I urge the American public to firmly support Israel, as our longstanding ally takes measures to defend its people against indiscriminate assaults by Hamas and terrorists organizations in Gaza. Israel is absolutely warranted in defending itself and in taking all the necessary military steps to guarantee the safety and security of its people from the constant bloodshed seen over the last week.
"Hamas' relentless disregard for the lives of innocent civilians serves as a continuous reminder that it subsists as nothing more than a terrorist organization. Until Hamas decides to permanently halt this relentless cycle of terror, I stand resolutely with our democratic ally, as Israel fights to restore security in the region and to protect its people."