Congresswoman Virginia Foxx today issued the following statement in regard to the escalation of terrorist violence in Israel:
"The nation of Israel is America's friend and closest ally in the Middle East. Already this year, Hamas has attacked the Israeli statewith a violent barrage of more than 900 rockets and missiles, most heavily in the past few days.
"After initiating an attack yesterday that claimed the lives of three civilians, including a pregnant woman, Hamas today targeted Israel's capital city, Jerusalem.
"When confronted with radical terrorism, Israel is absolutely justified in taking defensive action to protect its citizens. The United States would certainly do no less, and should continue to stand withIsrael while we pray for a peaceful end to the violence and destruction plaguing their land."
Today, the House of Representatives considered and passed with Foxx's support House Resolution 813 -- "Expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizing and strongly supporting its right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism."