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IRF Statement on Situation in Israel

November 16, 2012

After weeks of missile attacks against civilian population centers in the State of Israel the government has responded with military action against the terrorist leadership, personnel and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

While these military actions come with significant force they are undertaken with due diligence and due care in hopes of avoiding civilian casualties. 

We call on leaders throughout North America and the Middle East to support Israel's obligation to self defense. We ask that these leaders use their influence on Palestinian leadership to call for a halt to aggression against Israel for the sake of the Palestinian people and Israelis. This use of force has been made necessary by the irresponsibility of Hamas' leadership and their unwillingness to set aside terrorism and hatred in exchange for negotiation and rapprochement. 

Our thoughts and prayers are for the safety of all innocent civilians, may God who bestowed peace bless the Land and all who dwell in it with peace. ונתת שלום בארץ ושמחת עולם לכל יושביה

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