E.U. leaders unite to condemn attack on Israel

E.U. leaders unite to condemn attack on Israel
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European officials express full support for Israel's right to self-defense.

The European Union unequivocally condemns the attack against Israel. The European leaders express support for Israel in a barrage of messages.

"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," the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, posted on X.

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell via X posted the message, " "We follow with anguish the news coming from #Israel. We unequivocally condemn the attacks by Hamas. This horrific violence must stop immediately. Terrorism and violence solve nothing."

"Terrifying news reaches us today from Israel. We are deeply shocked by the rocket fire from Gaza and the escalating violence. Germany condemns these attacks by Hamas and stands by Israel," German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on social media.

France's President Emmanuel Macron, via social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, stated, "I express my full solidarity with the victims, and their families and those close to them," Macron wrote on X.

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote on social media, "Just spoke with Prime Minister @netanyahu about the unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel. I told him the Netherlands unequivocally condemns this terrorist violence and fully supports Israel's right to defend itself".

The Italian Prime Minister's Office said, "The Italian government is closely following the brutal attack in Israel. In the strongest terms, it condemns ongoing terror and violence against innocent civilians. Terror will never prevail. We support Israel's right to defend itself".

Other E.U. member states also condemned today's attack against Israel.

Meanwhile, the White House announced that the U.S. "unequivocally condemns" attacks by Hamas and stands with the government and people of Israel. CNN broadcasted the message.

"The U.K. unequivocally condemns the horrific attacks by Hamas on Israeli civilians. The U.K. will always support Israel's right to defend itself," Britain's Foreign Minister James Cleverly said in a social media post.

Russia is in contact with Israel, the Palestinians, and Arab countries in connection with the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. "We always call for restraint," he said.