Congresswoman Kay Granger, Chairwoman of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee released the following statement in support of Israel:
"Israel has both the responsibility and the duty to protect and defend its citizens from the violence coming from the Gaza strip and the terrorist organization Hamas. The U.S. firmly stands with our friend and ally against terrorism, and I want to reiterate our unwavering support. I am proud to have supported the United States investment in Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. We made this investment because of the very violence we are witnessing today. This is a reminder that our investment in our allies saves lives and defends democracy. I pray for a peaceful, quick and permanent end to the violence."