J Street Condemns Terror Against Israelis, Affirms Importance of Iron Dome

February 9, 2017

J Street is outraged by terror attacks against Israel over the last twenty-four hours.

This morning, five civilians were wounded in a shooting and stabbing attack near an outdoor market in Petah Tikva. The assailant fired indiscriminately at a passing bus before stabbing a passerby. We were relieved to hear that none of the injuries were serious and we hope that the wounded will recover swiftly. Our thoughts are with them and with their families.

We are also disturbed by the rocket attacks launched overnight from the Sinai. Iron Dome successfully intercepted three rockets, and a fourth thankfully fell in an open area.

These attacks once again remind us of the threats faced by Israel on a regular basis. They also underscore the success of Iron Dome, which time and again has proved instrumental in preventing civilian casualties. Incidents like this are why we continue to urge Congress to support Iron Dome and other security initiatives vital to protecting Israelis.

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