Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
August 10, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Hamas rocket attacks launched from Gaza against Israeli civilians: 

“I condemn unequivocally the Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza against Israeli civilians.  No country should sit by while its citizens are harmed and threatened.  Israel is completely justified to use force to defend itself against these violent rocket attacks as well as attacks launched across its northern border from Lebanon and Syria. 
 
“Although the fault rests with Hamas for this latest conflagration, the United States should take steps to alleviate suffering in Gaza, including expeditiously obligating American financial assistance for education programs.  I will continue to monitor the situation closely, with those living in Israeli border communities in my thoughts during this time of danger. They ought to know with certainty that Americans stand with them in the face of this terror.”