Jul 31,2014 -
Gov.Rick Perry spoke to thousands at a rally in support of Israel on this week at Dallas City Hall Plaza.
The governor called for renewed U.S. commitment to aiding the oldest democracy in the Middle East in its war with Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls the Gaza Strip.
Its difficult for most of us to imagine what life must be like when our children walk to school and they are diverted by a rocket attack, where terrorists tunnel under our cities,” Perry said. Yet Israel endures.
More than 50 churches, community groups and other organizations supporting Israel were represented at the downtown rally.
This month’s conflict has left hundreds dead and many more wounded. The overall Palestinian death toll since July 8 rose Wednesday to 1,361, said Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra. On the Israeli side, the military said 56 soldiers and two Israeli civilians have been killed in the same period.
A handful of Palestinian supporters attended Wednesday’s rally...