Congressman Charlie Gonzalez issued the following statement regarding the violence in Israel and Gaza:
"Israel has the same right as every other country to defend itself, with force if necessary, from deadly rocket attacks. No Israeli child should have to grow up in fear that, at any moment, a randomly fired rocket might destroy her home, her family, or her life. The people of Israel and of the United States want that fear put to an end.
"We also want an end to the suffering of innocent Palestinians, children whose lives are traumatized by the violence around them. That is why we must all commit to finding a two-state solution in which all peoples can live together in peace."