WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement on Hamas’ rocket attacks on Israeli citizens:


“These last few days remind us of the grave threats that constantly surround Israel and the true dangers posed by Iran and its proxies. So far, over 1,600 rockets have been fired at innocent civilians in Israel by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. With the support of Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, terrorists continue to seek to destroy the State of Israel. This barrage of terror attacks against Israel must stop, and Palestinian leaders must condemn this violence. There is no justification for terrorism, and Israel has the inherent right to defend itself and its people.


“The United States stands with our strong ally, and I will continue to ensure the United States fully upholds our commitment to Israel and continue to support critical missile defense programs, like the Iron Dome, which has saved countless lives from the destruction Iran and other terrorists seek to rain upon Israel.”