Washington- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement regarding the consequences of the global community’s knee-jerk reaction to Israel’s flotilla response:

“The consequences of the international community’s knee-jerk reaction to Israel’s flotilla response are now evident. With pledges from the Iranian Red Crescent to help future flotillas break Israel’s naval blockade there is a high risk that an already fragile situation could only worsen.   As a democracy, Israel has the right to defend her borders from Hamas and their Iranian sponsors. Without Israel's blockade and the ability to screen freight heading toward Gaza, this already troubling security threat would only increase and more innocent lives would be at risk. Unfortunately, the world’s response has only enabled Iran.

“In the wake of new sanctions approved by the U.N. Security Council, it is a critical time for the international community to keep their eye on what is truly emerging as one of the greatest security threats of our time – Iran.”