Congresswoman Kaptur Denounces Rocket Attacks, Affirms Israel's Right to Self-Defense

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur issued the following statement about the rocket attacks against Israel:

"I condemn the rocket attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and fully support Israel's right to self-defense, which is why I have supported the Iron Dome.

"The path to peace in the Middle East is difficult enough without the unprovoked and unjustified offensive actions by Hamas.  I urge all parties to redouble their efforts to end the bloodshed, but the first step is for Hamas and its allies to renounce violence."