Netanyahu meets with House Armed Services members

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to radical Islamists in Iraq and Syria in a meeting with members of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

“We’re faced with common enemies, radical Islamic terrorists who have absolutely no inhibitions on executing people, terrorizing people, targeting innocent civilians,” Netanyahu said, meeting Aug. 28 with a bipartisan delegation led by chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). “These are common enemies of Israel, the United States and all the civilized countries. And I think we should take a common stand to defeat them.”

McKeon pledged continuing support for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, credited with deflecting more than 80 percent of targeted missiles in the recent war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. — jta