Obama: Ashkelon attack reminds us of ongoing threats Israelis face

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama strongly condemned Wednesday's rocket attack on Ashkelon. "As the United States joins Israel in celebrating its 60th anniversary, today's cowardly rocket attack and tragic injuries remind us of the ongoing threats that Israelis face with courage and resolve," he said. "In the days and years to come, the United States must maintain its unshakable commitment to supporting Israel's right and capability to defend itself against these outrageous terrorist attacks, so that the Israeli people can live in peace and security," continued the senator.