In a resolute stance of support for Israel, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has condemned the recent acts of war by the terrorist group Hamas and announced comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of Israeli and Jewish communities across the state. The governor’s actions are a testament to Texas’ unwavering support for its allies and a commitment to combat terrorism and anti-Semitism.
Over the weekend, Gov. Abbott strongly denounced the acts of violence and inhumanity perpetrated by Hamas against Israel and its people. He expressed solidarity with the Israeli and Jewish communities and firmly upheld Israel’s right to defend itself from these “barbaric attacks.”
One of the key measures taken by Governor Abbott is the allocation of over $4 million in additional funding from the Governor’s Public Safety Office (PSO) to enhance security for Jewish organizations, including synagogues and schools in Texas. This financial support will bolster security measures, providing peace of mind for the community members and deterring potential threats.
Additionally, Gov. Abbott issued an Executive Order, directing all Texas state agencies to refrain from purchasing goods produced in or exported from the Gaza Strip, and from any organization or state actor with ties to Hamas. This move reflects the state’s commitment to not inadvertently support entities linked to terrorism.
Furthermore, as a symbol of respect for those who lost their lives in these acts of aggression, including American citizens, Governor Abbott ordered all flags across Texas to be flown at half-staff. This gesture serves as a solemn tribute to the victims and a reminder of the unwavering support of Texas for its allies.
The governor’s swift and resolute actions demonstrate Texas’s dedication to the principles of peace, security, and unity. By standing firmly with Israel and the Jewish community, Governor Abbott sends a powerful message that acts of terrorism and anti-Semitism will not be tolerated, and those responsible will be held accountable.