REP. TED LIEU STATEMENT ON VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) released the following statement today on the recent violence in Israel and the death of American student and combat veteran Taylor Force:
“I am deeply saddened by the recent spree of indiscriminate stabbings against civilians in Israel. These horrific terrorist attacks have not only robbed Israelis of their loved ones and their sense of security, but they have also taken the life of a young American graduate student, Taylor Force. As a West Point graduate and combat veteran, Taylor represented the best of our country and is mourned by a grateful nation.
“These stabbings, like the suicide bombs before them, will never triumph over the Israeli spirit. I stand with Israel in its right to defend itself from violence, and I will continue to reject any efforts that undermine peace.”