Robertson and other Evangelicals Support Israel's Gaza Action

The Rev. Pat Robertson and other evangelical Christians are defending Israel

A Palestinian man holds his head in his hands as he reacts at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Israeli forces pounded Gaza Strip houses, mosques and smuggling tunnels on Monday from the air, land and sea, killing at least seven children as they pressed a bruising offensive against Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Rev. Pat Robertson and other
evangelical Christians are defending Israel's invasion of Gaza as a
necessary response to end Hamas missile attacks.

On Monday's "700 Club" program, Robertson said, "It's a errible situation there." But he added that Israel "has got to inish this job."

Also supporting the Israeli action is Christians United for srael. On the group's Web site, executive director David Brog says hristians should pray that the invasion will bring peace "to all srael, and to every Palestinian who dreams of a better life."

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is stressing what it calls Israel's right to, in its words, "defend and protect innocent Israeli citizens from rocket attacks."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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