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Sen. Cruz: Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With The Family of Taylor Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding recent terrorist attacks in Israel:

"Earlier this week, Palestinian terrorists continued their brutal campaign of violence against civilians in Israel. Among the victims of these heinous attacks is Taylor Force, an American from Lubbock, Texas, who was murdered.

"Taylor was a graduate student at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, who was visiting Israel on a school trip. A courageous young man, Taylor was an Eagle Scout, and after graduating from West Point served as a field artillery officer in the US Army at Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and served multiple tours in defense of our country. 

"The murder of Taylor Force is grim evidence that the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism targets Americans and Israelis indiscriminately.  Our alliance with Israel must remain unshakable as we face this vicious threat together. 

"Heidi joins me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Taylor's family, and for all those injured in these attacks, we wish a full and complete recovery." 


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