Mike Bishop Statement in Support of Israel

Brighton, MI – Mike Bishop, Republican candidate in Michigan’s 8th District, made the following statement in support of Israel and its latest military action against the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Operation Protective Edge, which is in response to increased rockets fired on Israeli civilians and the murder of three Israeli teenage boys:

“I support our friend and ally Israel in this difficult time. I strongly condemn the heinous actions of Hamas and their continued attacks on Israeli civilians. A nation’s first priority is to protect its citizens and Israel has the right to protect its citizens against this aggression. I call on President Obama to support Israel, condemn Hamas, and call for an end to Hamas’ participation in the Palestinian Authority.”