Washington, DC - Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) has released the following statement:

"As the world watches in horror as rockets and flares light up the night sky, my heart breaks for the terror and anguish so many now feel—the violence targeted at every day families must stop. Israel has a right to defend itself and its allies. The terrorism Hamas perpetuates onto the world must be held to account. For the safety of the Israeli and Palestinian communities—I am praying this comes to a peaceful resolution. The violence does nothing to bring the region closer to peace."