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Lance: Israel Has Right to Self-Defense Against Terror

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, today released the following statement concerning the persistent terrorist-led attacks against Israel:

"The terrorist organization Hamas and its allies have one goal: the destruction of the State of Israel. I will continue to support Israel's fundamental right to defend itself against these unprovoked attacks. The United States will hold Hamas accountable for its actions and our Nation will continue to stand steadfast with our friend and ally, Israel."

Lance announced his support for two legislative proposals this week reaffirming his unwavering support for Israel's right to self-defense amidst the recent escalation of rocket fire from Gaza:

* H.Res. 657, expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the State of Israel has the continued support of the United States as it combats unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization.

* H.R. 4411, the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act, will impose severe new sanctions on Hezbollah's fundraising channels and restrict its ability to use its illegal financial network to support global terrorist activities. Hezbollah is responsible for more American deaths abroad than any other terrorist organization, with the sole exception of al Qaeda.

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