U.S. Rep Meeks Statement on the Rocket Attacks Against Israel

Statement

By:  Gregory Meeks
Date: Nov. 15, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-6), a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on the rocket attacks by Hamas against Israel:

"After days of incessant rocket fire into its territory, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense to protect its citizens. I want to express in the strongest terms possible that Israel has an absolute right to defend itself against such attacks. I also hope that other countries in the region will not attempt to use Israel's self-defense as an excuse to back-track on vital peace agreements that would undermine regional stability."