The Israel Defense Forces’ “Operation Protective Edge,” is a response to the missile fire from Hamas. Hundreds of rockets have been launched toward Israel in the last few weeks; just on Tuesday, 140 rockets were fired from Gaza.
“What people would absorb hundreds of rockets in a matter of days and not be expected to defend themselves and strike at the source?” asked B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs. “No nation should have to endure and constantly defend itself against terrorist attacks.“
B’nai B’rith urges global leaders to condemn Hamas. Further, the international community must demand the Palestinian Authority—now in partnership with Hamas in a new government—denounce Hamas and break all ties with the terror group.
Millions of Israelis have gone into bomb shelters and safe rooms to protect themselves from these attacks.
“Hamas is a terrorist group which publicly and proudly calls for the destruction of Israel. Some in the international community have become apologists and accommodationists for Hamas. This renewed terror campaign once again demonstrates that Hamas’ efforts and desire to destroy Israel continues,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said.
B’nai B’rith stands in solidarity with the State of Israel and its people.