Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) strongly condemned attacks by Hamas on communities in southern Israel. Three Israeli civilians have already been killed by the ongoing barrage of rockets launched from Gaza. Nadler issued the following statement:
"I condemn in the strongest terms the current aggression by Hamas against the civilian population in southern Israel. These attacks are entirely without justification and amount to murderous provocations by a terrorist regime which refuses to recognize Israel's right to exist, and which refuses to work toward a peaceful coexistence for both sides. Israel has every right to defend its borders, to repel such attacks, and to target those responsible. I applaud President Obama for his leadership and strong condemnation of these attacks. And I am gratified to see that the Iron Dome missile defense system has worked so well to prevent further bloodshed and destruction in Israel."