The Emergency Committee for Israel released the following statement Friday regarding the Obama administration's response to the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza:

President Obama and Secretary Kerry must do more than denounce Hamas's terrorist acts. Obama and Kerry must change course. They must stop pressuring Israel to stop fighting a just and necessary war. They must stop demanding Israeli concessions to Hamas. And they must start supporting an Israeli victory over terror that could free Gaza from Hamas and bring a real and lasting peace.

A negotiated ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended shortly after it began Friday morning after a Hamas suicide attack killed two Israeli soldiers and kidnapped a third, who is currently being held hostage.

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