Congressman Paul Cook

Representing the 8th District of California
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Rep. Cook Issues Statement In Response To Israel Terrorist Attack

Jun 9, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) issued the following statement after terrorists struck a Tel Aviv market in Israel, killing 4 and wounding 16. Two Palestinian terrorists, disguised as Hasidic Jews, were apprehended immediately following the attack.

Rep. Cook said, “I stand in solidarity with Israel and condemn this cowardly, savage crime. My prayers go out to the victims of this barbaric attack. Israel and America are strong allies, and strong allies stand with each other in difficult times. Israel has been under siege since its earliest days, plagued by nations like Iran that seek to wipe them off the map. Our country can’t stand idly by while terrorists and extremists try to destroy one of our closest friends. I denounce these attacks against innocent civilians in the strongest terms.”

A member of the House Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Foreign Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.