Agudath Israel of America Statement Commending the US Support of Israel’s Right to Defend Itself

Hamas has fired 600 rockets into Israel from Gaza since the start of the Jewish Sabbath. Three Israelis have been killed and 131 Israeli civilians are being treated for injuries. The rockets have hit a kindergarten, a factory, and homes. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis are in shelters.

The Israeli airstrikes to defend its citizenry from indiscriminate aggression by bloodthirsty sworn enemies is the legitimate response of any responsible government.

We mourn the loss of life and offer our prayers for the injured and the traumatized.

We commend the Trump Administration’s support of Israel’s right, and duty, to defend its territory and its populace. We call on all civilized nations of the world to support Israel’s sovereignty and demand an end to the Palestinian escalation and aggression towards Israel and its people. 

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