Rep. Carolyn McCarthy made the following statement in response to Tuesday's deadly attack in an Israel synagogue, in which four rabbis were killed.
"I strongly condemn this morning's gruesome attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem. This is a clear act of terrorism and must be condemned by the international community and Palestinian officials.
The United States must do all we can to help ensure the security of Israel, our closest and most important ally in the Middle East. Terrorist action here is a threat not just to Israel but to all people of the region and the United States, as well.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, three of whom are US citizens, as well as their families. During this moment of grief, America stands with Israel and Jews around the world.