Pelosi Statement on House Resolution in Support of Israel’s Right to Self-Defense
Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House passed Congressmen Steve Israel and Tom Cole’s bipartisan H.Res. 657 by unanimous consent earlier today:
“With Israel’s citizens once again under assault, our bipartisan resolve to stand by Israel is firm and unwavering. I am pleased the House acted unanimously to reaffirm our support for Israel’s right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas.
“No family should be forced to endure constant threats to their lives or the persistent fear of rocket attacks. We call on Hamas to cease their attacks on Israel and stop endangering Palestinian civilians by using them as human shields.
“Congress will continue to monitor this situation closely. Our hearts go out to all the innocent civilians wounded and killed in these latest hostilities on both sides, and we continue to hope and pray for a swift and peaceful conclusion to the conflict.”
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