Attack on Israel, condemned by the European Union and the United States

Borrell: “This horrible violence must stop immediately.” US Ambassador: “Indiscriminate rocket launch against civilians”

The United States and the European Union strongly condemn the attack launched today 7 October 2023 by Hamas against Israel.

For the USA, it is the embassy in Israel Stephanie Hallett who stigmatizes “the indiscriminate launch of rockets by Hamas terrorists against Israeli civilians”, specifying on the social network X that she is “in contact with the Israeli authorities and fully supports Israel’s rights to defend themselves from these acts of terrorism.”

While from the EU, the High Representative for European Foreign Policy Josep Borrell makes it known that he is following “with anguish the news coming from Israel. We unequivocally condemn the Hamas attacks. This horrific violence must stop immediately. Terrorism and violence solve nothing”, he writes on X and on behalf of the EU “he expresses his opinion solidarity with Israel in these difficult times.”

The Vice President of the European Parliament Pina Picierno also expresses “profound horror and dismay at the criminal and terrorist attack by Hamas against Israel. I am close to the population, the rescuers and the security forces who are under attack in these hours. An urgent diplomatic mobilization is needed – he writes on X – to stop the escalation in the area”.

Condemnation also from the United Kingdom

Also “the United Kingdom unequivocally condemns the terrible attacks by Hamas against Israeli civilians. The United Kingdom – British Foreign Minister James Cleverly writes on social media X – will always support Israel’s right to defend itself”.