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Aderholt Statement In Support Of Israel Amid The Latest Mideast Crisis With Hamas

January 15, 2009
Press Release

Contact: Darrell “DJ” Jordan
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ADERHOLT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL AMID THE LATEST MIDEAST CRISIS WITH HAMAS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) today made the following statement regarding the situation in Israel and Gaza. Since Hamas declared the end of a six-month ceasefire on December 20th, they have launched hundreds of rockets at Israeli population centers.  Israel responded in self-defense with airstrikes and a ground assault aimed at degrading Hamas’ offensive capability.

“I voted for the bi-partisan H.Res. 34 because I believe that it is important for America to recognize Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza. The ideology within Hamas that seeks to destroy the Jewish state of Israel has resulted in rockets that are designed exclusively to maximize civilian deaths of the Israeli people and this is wrong.”

“The state of Israel has the right to defend itself against any state or group that would threaten the safety of its people. I think most people would agree that the United States would defend itself against similar terrorist attacks and I support Israel in protecting its people. I call for a peaceful end to these latest acts of terrorism by Hamas.”

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BACKGROUND:  H.Res. 34 overwhelmingly passed in the House of Representatives on January 9th – The Resolution recognizes Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States’ strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (Sponsored by Reps. Pelosi / Boehner)