Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) today released a statement condemning the violent attacks in Gaza:

“I strongly condemn the heinous attacks being perpetrated by Hamas and other terrorist groups against Israel. No country should have to live under a constant threat of aggression against its people, and I stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel as it defends itself against this shocking violence. My heart goes out to the citizens of Israel and the countless civilians in Gaza caught in this Hamas-initiated violence. I pray that the fighting ends soon and that the ceasefire is restored.”