McConnell: We Grieve With and Stand With Israel
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Israel:
“Last night, five people were killed by a Palestinian gunman outside Tel Aviv. It was the fifth time in just two weeks that unprovoked violence had shattered lives on Israel’s streets.
“Eleven innocent victims are now dead. They include people of different faiths. Several were Arab Israelis.
“As Jews, Christians, and Muslims prepare for some of the holiest days of the year, families in Israel are in mourning. I know I speak for all of our colleagues in offering them the Senate’s deepest sympathies.
“America, like our Arab and Israeli friends, must remain clear eyed: the war against terrorism will not fight itself.
“We cannot afford to be complacent. We must continue to invest in the common mission of security and peace. And we must always stand firmly with our ally Israel.”
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