B’nai B’rith International is outraged by the Hamas rocket barrage against Israel and we stand in solidarity with the Jewish state after Hamas launched more than 150 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli neighborhoods.
According to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus seven people were injured. Residents of Sderot and neighboring communities must race to bomb shelters and countless are traumatized by these ongoing attacks. Israelis live by a 15 second clock — the maximum amount of time between a defense siren warning of an attack and the rockets actually falling.
B’nai B’rith urges the international community to unequivocally condemn Hamas.
Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip well over a decade ago — only to be subjected to indiscriminate terror from Hamas terrorists ruling Gaza. Israel has a fundamental right and obligation to defend its civilians and its borders, and it has done so with exceptional care and restraint. The time is now for the international community to condemn these terror attacks on a sovereign nation.