United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
October 7, 2023
Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Attacks on Israel
I am outraged and horrified by the appalling unprovoked, brutal attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israel. The United States stands firmly with the Government and people of Israel and unequivocally condemns Hamas’ violence against civilians. When I spoke today with Israeli officials, I extended the United States’ heartfelt condolences for the lives lost, and reaffirmed our ironclad support for Israel’s security and right to self-defense. My team and I remain in close contact with our Israeli counterparts.