Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued the following statement on developments in Israel and Gaza:
“Hamas has rejected multiple offers for a ceasefire, and has continued to attack Israel, including through the use of advanced Iranian-origin missiles.   While Hamas deliberately targets Israeli civilians, Israel engages in far-reaching efforts to operate in a way that minimizes the potential for civilian casualties as it attempts to suppress these missiles.  I support Israel’s right to defend its people.”