US ambassador to Israel condemns ‘outrageous’ rocket fire from Gaza

‘We support Israel’s right to defend itself,’ Dan Shapiro says after day of violence in Israel’s south

Ambassador Dan Shapiro (photo credit: Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel)
Ambassador Dan Shapiro (photo credit: Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel)

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Thursday condemned terrorist rocket fire on Israeli communities.

“Rocket strikes from Gaza are outrageous. We support Israel’s right to defend itself. Our thoughts are with the residents of the South,” the ambassador wrote on his official Facebook page.

Shapiro is currently in Washington participating in the US-Israel Joint Economic Development Group.

The condemnation came as a fragile ceasefire was taking hold, after Wednesday saw more than 80 missiles fired on the south of Israel, injuring three foreign workers and causing damage to eight houses.

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