U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres Issues Statement Condemning Unprovoked, Unprecedented Deadly Terrorist Attacks against Israel

Oct 07, 2023

BRONX, N.Y. – U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15), a steadfast supporter and ally of Israel, this morning issued the following statement about the unprovoked and unprecedented deadly terrorist attacks launched against Israel:

“Hamas has declared war on Israel – launching a surprise and unprecedented terrorist attack overnight, invading Israeli towns and taking hostages, firing more than 2,000 rockets, murdering at least 40 Israelis and counting, and otherwise ambushing Israeli by air, land, and sea.

Israelis are doing precisely what we, as Americans, would do if we found ourselves
under sudden attack – defending itself and its people.

I unequivocally stand with Israel as it rightly defends itself and condemn in the
strongest possible terms the actions of Hamas – a terrorist organization that has long
sought the destruction of the Jewish state – and extend my deepest condolences for
the innocent Israel lives lost thus far.”


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