Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman’s Statement on Violence in Israel

  

Oct 15, 2015
Press Release

Washington DC – Congressman Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding recent violent attacks in Israel:

“The loss of life in Israel is tragic and it must be stopped.  We must call on Palestinian officials to cease the incitement to violence.  I support Israel’s right to defend itself and all its citizens from attacks, and I urge that the Palestinian Authority, from President Abbas on down, to do everything in its power to prevent attacks from areas that it controls. No one can justify terrorist-style attacks on any basis – but it is particularly outrageous when, as in this case, the violence is being incited by false rumors about holy sites.”