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Gohmert Responds to The Arab American Institute Regarding Murder of Palestinian Youth

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Washington, July 9, 2014 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement in response to a request from The Arab American Institute regarding the heinous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir:

“The loss of any innocent life is absolutely tragic. Our hearts break for any family who loses a loved one, regardless of who they are, which obviously includes Palestinians or Israelis. The reason the Israeli kidnappings and deaths prompted a statement from me was because after the atrocity against the Israeli boys, Hamas and other Palestinians rejoiced and praised the killers of the teenage Israelis as "heroes." In fact, the murderers of the Israeli boys are still walking free and at large in society; whereas, the Israeli government has arrested and condemned the extremist individuals suspected of killing the Palestinian boy. It appears the Israeli government is acting in concordance with the law and the Palestinians are allowing murderers to get away with their heinous crimes. The Israeli government did not require outside statements of condemnation in order to do the right thing.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

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