Congressman Smith: Israel has every right to defend its citizens

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) issued the following statement on the ongoing rocket attacks against Israel:

“I categorically denounce the rocket attacks against innocent Israeli civilians – including Jewish and Arab civilians – which have been launched from Gaza. I further condemn the urban street violence targeting Jews in cities such as Lod, including attacks on synagogues, motorists and people in their homes. Israel has every right to defend its citizens, and its response has been proportionate and justified. I mourn for those who have lost their lives and pray for peace to return to this land sacred to the great Abrahamic faith traditions.”

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  1. Excuse me. Israel has the responsibility to protect and defend its citizens. It’s a commitment that is greater than a right. And its citizens mean Jewish and Arab.

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