McKinley Statement on the Escalating Violence in Gaza Washington, D.C.--Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) released the following statement after the recent violent attacks in the Gaza Strip:
"This violence against Israel is unacceptable," said Rep. McKinley. "We stand squarely behind our ally Israel and support its right to defend itself. The global community should be expressing outrage as Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip continue to launch deadly attacks against civilian targets in Israel."
"The Islamic world should be condemning these attacks rather than showing solidarity with violent extremists," said McKinley. "Israel's neighbors in the Middle East are just as accountable for bringing peace to the region as Israel is. The recent violence only brings us further from a peaceful future in the Middle East."