LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker, issued the following statement in response to a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel that killed at least 200 Israelis and wounded 1,100:
“I condemn the vile terrorist attacks on Israel and its people during a major Jewish holiday. My wife and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families impacted by this tragedy and those who lost loved ones in the attacks.
“I also express my resolute commitment to Israel as our closest ally in the Middle East and the only democracy in the region. We must do all we can to support and defend liberty around the world.”