(i24) ‘Israel has the right to defend itself from such heinous attacks’
The United States, Britain, the European Union and the United Nations were among the governments and international bodies univocally condemning on Saturday’s the deadly violence against Israeli civilians by Palestinian terrorists.
I unequivocally condemn the attack carried out by Hamas terrorists against Israel.
It is terrorism in its most despicable form.
Israel has the right to defend itself against such heinous attacks.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 7, 2023
Hamas terrorists had begun a “war” against Israel which they infiltrated by air, sea and land from the Gaza Strip. Dozens Israeli were killed, many more taken hostage and several hundred wounded.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called it “terrorism in its most despicable form,” while her foreign policy chief expressed “solidarity with Israel.”
“I am shocked by this morning’s attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israeli citizens,” British PM Rishi Sunak wrote. “Israel has an absolute right to defend itself.”
I am shocked by this morning’s attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israeli citizens.
Israel has an absolute right to defend itself.
We’re in contact with Israeli authorities, and British nationals in Israel should follow travel advice.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) October 7, 2023
British government ministers issued similar statements of unambiguous condemnation of the Hamas violence against civilians.
The UK unequivocally condemns the horrific attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians.
The UK will always support Israel’s right to defend itself.
— James Cleverly (@JamesCleverly) October 7, 2023
The leader of the British Labour party, Keir Starmer, said he “utterly condemned” the attack.
I utterly condemn the ongoing attacks on Israel and her citizens.
There is no justification for this act of terror which is being perpetrated by those who seek to undermine any chance for future peace in the region.
Israel has a right to defend herself.
— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) October 7, 2023
French President Emmanuel Macron has also taken to X (the microblogging platform formerly known as Twitter) to condemn Hamas terrorists.
I strongly condemn the current terrorist attacks against Israel. I express my full solidarity with the victims, their families and loved ones.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 7, 2023
The top U.S. diplomat currently posted to Israel, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Stephanie Hallett, wrote she was “sickened by the images coming out of southern Israel of dead and wounded civilians at the hands of terrorists from Gaza.”
Sickened by the images coming out of southern Israel of dead and wounded civilians at the hands of terrorists from Gaza. The United States stands with Israel.
— Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Stephanie Hallett (@USAmbIsrael) October 7, 2023
The White House has also issued a “unequivocal condemnation” of the “unprovoked attacks” by Hamas terrorists.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to “strongly” condemn the attacks.
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