Lamborn Statement on Fighting in Gaza11/16/12
Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) issued the following statement in reaction to the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
"I strongly condemn the attacks which took the lives of three innocent Israeli civilians earlier today. For too long the citizens of Israel have been terrorized by rockets launched by the terrorist regime Hamas in Gaza- over 800 rockets have been launched at Israeli communities in the past 11 months. This assault on the people of Israel is intolerable. It is the sovereign right of Israel to defend herself against these acts of terror and to take decisive action in order to defend the lives of the citizens of Israel.
“Additionally, the success of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System in protecting Israel against these missiles from Hamas, underscores the need for this system. Congress must continue to support Israel’s missile defense system in the face of these deadly attacks." – Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)
Note:Congressman Doug Lamborn is co-chairman of the House Missile Defense Caucus and the Israel Allies Caucus. He has visited Israel on several occasions and met with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu about the Iron Dome Missile System.
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