Woodall Introduces Bipartisan Measure in Support of Israel, Condemning Palestinian Attacks
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL-20) have introduced a bipartisan measure – H.Con. Res. 96 – in strong support of the nation of Israel and condemning the Palestinian incitement of violence in the region. In recent weeks, multiple attacks perpetrated by radical Islamist elements have resulted in the death or injury of many Israeli people as well as the destruction of Jewish Holy sites. As reported by the Jerusalem Post, the most recent of the terror attacks occurred near Jerusalem today, resulting in civilian injuries and the death of an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier. The House coalition led by Woodall calls for an immediate end to the violence and affirms continuing support for the nation and people of Israel. Statements from Rep. Woodall and Rep. Hastings are provided below.
“The American people share a very special bond with the people of Israel,” said Rep. Woodall. “We have no stronger ally, and their strength is necessary not only for their own protection and success, but for freedom-loving people throughout the region and across the world. They face tremendous danger on a daily basis from those who deny their right to exist and seek to destroy their nation and heritage. Those carrying out recent attacks do not share the love of liberty that bonds the American and Israeli nations together. I am proud of this non-partisan effort to provide an opportunity for the House to unite against these evil acts, and I thank my friend Mr. Hastings for helping us get here.”
“The current wave of violence in Israel deserves swift and clear condemnation, not just from the United States, but from the entire international community. Unfortunately, we have not seen this happen, even as attack after attack is carried out against innocent Israelis,” said Congressman Alcee L. Hastings. “Roughly 100 stabbings, shootings, and car-ramming attacks have been carried out since October. The Palestinian government and leaders around the world must unequivocally condemn these acts of terror. I am therefore pleased to introduce this bipartisan resolution with Congressman Rob Woodall, which calls on the entire international community to stand in unison against acts of terrorism in Israel and reaffirms our belief that any chance at lasting peace can only happen through peaceful, bilateral, discussions between Israel and the Palestinians.”
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.