Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on the attacks by Hamas against Israel:
“The reckless rocket attacks that have been carried out indiscriminately by Hamas continue to threaten the safety and lives of innocent people both in Israel and Palestine. I forcefully condemn these escalating assaults and support Israel’s right to defend itself and its people while taking utmost precautions to protect civilian lives.
“This conflict has already led to the death of dozens of civilian men, women and children, both Israeli and Palestinian. The loss of life is devastating, and I pray for the families that have been torn apart. I urge all parties to show restraint and prevent more unnecessary bloodshed. I ask the Biden administration to continue working to bring about a peaceful resolution as soon as possible.”