Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2th District of South Carolina

Wilson: Israel has the absolute and sovereign right to defend herself

Jul 18, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today in response to ongoing attacks against Israel.

“Yesterday, we saw Hamas break a cease-fire that they had agreed to and indiscriminately fire over 1,500 rockets at Israel.  Israel has the absolute and sovereign right to defend herself from Hamas aggression. As tension continues to escalate, I am confident Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make the necessary decisions to protect the Israeli people. Hamas rocket and mortar attacks must not be tolerated, especially as these terrorists are using Palestinians as human shields.  Unfortunately, Hamas continues to invest in rockets and other tools of terror rather than investing in the Palestinian people and establishing a functional government that is capable of governing and helping the people.  The United States must stand by our greatest Ally and should not support any organization or country that attempts her death,” Congressman Joe Wilson stated.