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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Congressman Abraham returns from Israel

August 17, 2015
In The News

MONROE, La (KNOE 8 News) Congressman Ralph Abraham is back on American soil, after taking a trip to Israel with lawmakers. To personally ask Israelis what they think about Middle Eastern conflicts and a potential deal limiting Iran's access to nuclear weaponry.

"Talking to the good people on the street of Israel they have families just like us, they want safety, they want betterment for their children, they just want a good life," says Abraham. 

Abraham visited families, soldiers, and visited the Gaza Strip hearing stories of Hamas. A place that sometimes launches rockets over the Israeli border. 

"The schools that the children go to actually have a bomb shelter right beside them and the children sometimes only have 90 seconds to react if Hamas sends a missile over, so they live under that threat everyday," says Abraham.

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