Israel, like all nations, has the duty and responsibility to protect its citizens from attack and the right to defend its citizens against unprovoked acts of war. Rockets launched by the terrorist group Hezbollah struck the City of Haifa in Israel and scores of other Katusha rockets have been launched from Lebanon into several cities in Northern Israel. The situation in Gaza and on Israel's northern border demands a strong response using full military force. The threat posed to innocent families by these continued attacks has left Israel with no choice but to strike a fearsome blow against these murderers and terrorists. Any lesser response would only embolden one of the largest and most aggressive terrorist organizations in the world, Hezbollah, increasing the threat to the region, to the U.S. and the world.