Press Release

March 9, 2016
Cardin Statement on Murder of U.S. Citizen Taylor Force in Jaffa Attack

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement strongly condemning Tuesday’s stabbing attack in Israel that left 12 injured and Taylor Force, an American veteran and graduate student, dead.


“The recent wave of terror attacks against civilians in Israel is unconscionable. Yesterday’s attacks that claimed the life of Taylor Force, an American combat veteran and graduate student, are a tragic reminder of the brutality of the misguided and indiscriminate tactics being used to terrorize people in Israel.  These attacks and incitement to further violence must be immediately condemned by all leaders. There is no amount of violence that is tolerable or justifiable. My thoughts and prayers are with the Force family and all those impacted by this truly senseless and repugnant attack.”