The world is too silent as Israelis are under rocket assault from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
The massive shelling attacks – hundreds of rockets – that began Saturday have sent Israelis scrambling for shelters. From schools to apartment buildings to playgrounds to soccer fields, Israelis cannot go about their daily lives as terrorists have launched an offensive of indiscriminate rocket attacks against a sovereign nation. No other nation is forced to endure such attacks as part of its existence.
It should not come as a surprise that Israel will do what it needs to do to defend its population. The international community must understand that Hamas is responsible for hiding behind Gazans to carry out its terror attacks. Hamas leaders cowardly hide while using their own population as human shields.
B’nai B’rith stands with the people of Israel as it responds to these despicable acts of violence and terror and we commend the Israel Defense Forces for its actions to defend Israeli civilians.
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