US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday expressed support for Israel’s right to defend itself, after terrorists from Gaza fired barrages of rockets toward Israel.
“I unequivocally stand with Israel’s right to defend itself, including by taking action against terrorists like Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu al-Ata, who target innocent civilians to advance their anti-Semitic goal of eradicating Israel,” said Cruz.
Earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence also condemned the rocket fire on Israel.
“The United States condemns the barrage of rockets on Israeli civilians. It’s clear Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad put violence ahead of bettering the lives of the people of Gaza. America strongly affirms Israel’s right to defend itself,” he wrote on Twitter.