WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) expressed support for Israels response to attacks by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip in a statement released today:

Every country has the right of self defense and Israel is exercising its duty to protect its people. Our democratic allies were left with no choice but to defend their people and do what is necessary to eliminate Hamas militants waging war on their country. The US must stand with Israel and support their ongoing efforts to protect themselves from Islamist terrorist attacks. Their continued attacks cannot go unanswered and I urge other world powers to stand with Israel in its fight against terrorism.

Congressman Poe serves on the House Committee on Foriegn Affairs and Terrorism Subcommittee.