Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel did not spare children.
Terrorist group Hamas launched a brutal attack on Israel on Oct. 7.
From entertainers to politicians, many in America spoke out on what many describe as Israel’s Sept. 11.
Below is a snapshot of what has been said about the Hamas-Israel war via official statements, public comments or social media posts.
“The United States unequivocally condemns this appalling assault against Israel by Hamas terrorists from Gaza, and I made clear to Prime Minister Netanyahu that we stand ready to offer all appropriate means of support to the Government and people of Israel. Terrorism is never justified. Israel has a right to defend itself and its people. The United States warns against any other party hostile to Israel seeking advantage in this situation. My Administration’s support for Israel’s security is rock solid and unwavering.”—President Joe Biden
“These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force. Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden administration.”—former President Donald Trump
“This is what happens when America’s president projects weakness on the world stage, kowtows to the mullahs in Iran with a $6 billion ransom, and leaders in the Republican Party signal American retreat as Leader of the Free World. Weakness arouses Evil.”—former Vice President Mike Pence
“All of the money held in restricted accounts in Doha as part of the arrangement to secure the release of 5 Americans in September remains in Doha. Not a penny has been spent. These restricted funds cannot go to Iran—it can only be used for future humanitarian-related purposes. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and misleading.”—Treasury Undersecretary Brian Nelson
“I can’t comment on 2024 because of the Hatch Act. But I can clarify the facts: Not a single cent from these funds have been spent, and when it is spent, it can only be spent on things like food and medicine for the Iranian people. These funds have absolutely nothing to do with the horrific attacks today and this is not the time to spread.”—National Security Council Adrienne Watson
“America’s broken foreign policy establishment knew they were funding Hamas & went ahead with it anyway. The unprecedented $6BN in ransom paid to Iran last month worsened it: our taxpayer dollars are funding Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. This will end on Day 1 of my administration.”—Republican presidential candidate, Vivek Ramaswamy
“Biden’s appeasement of Israel’s enemies has invited this war against Israel. Appeasement never works. We must do whatever it takes to support the State of Israel in its time of grave danger, and we must end the scourge of Iran-backed terrorism. This terrorism is funded by Biden’s idiotic release of $6 billion to the Iranians. The Hamas war against Israel is now the second war started under Biden’s failed presidency, first by Russia in Ukraine and now by Hamas in Israel.”—former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“Israel is now under attack by Iranian-backed Hamas terrorists. Iran has helped fund this war against Israel and Joe Biden’s policies that have gone easy on Iran have helped fill their coffers. We are going to stand with Israel as they root out Hamas and we need to stand up to Iran.”—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
“The truth is though, Joe Biden funded these attacks on Israel. America’s weakness is blood in the water for bad actors, but this is worse than that. We didn’t just invite this aggression, we paid for it. Iran is the biggest funder of Hamas. This is the Biden $6 billion ransom at work.”—Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
“Hamas is a bloodthirsty terrorist organization backed by Iran and determined to kill as many innocent lives as possible. The reports out of Israel are horrific with a stunning number of dead and wounded and should be universally condemned. Israel has every right to defend its citizens from terror.”—former United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
“The topic of Israel/Palestine is a difficult one to wade thru for many, more-so for people who have lost their lives, their families lives or their homes, so I want to be careful with how I speak about it. I have never supported any form of terrorism, state sponsored or otherwise, and I have always used my platform to support the efforts of Palestinians who are treated like second class citizens to have basic human rights. I am anti war and I support the peaceful idea of boycott, divestment and sanctions in Israel. My career has taken hits for this. I have received death threats, I’ve been smeared, I’ve had shows cancelled, tours cancelled and I once received a subtle threatening email from a group claiming to represent ‘Zionist interests’ in the music industry. No, that is not at all representation of Jewish people and no I don’t believe in some anti Jewish conspiracy theory, but this did happen to me. I have many Jewish friends who are pro Palestine and anti Zionist. I also have people I know and love, friends and family of all races, who support the actions of the Israeli government. I think that good people all want peace, that’s the goal. No justice no peace is not just a catchy slogan tho. Justice isn’t reached thru peace, peace is reached thru justice.”—rapper Talib Kweli who was removed from a festival lineup
“I stand with Israel you should too. The world cannot sit on the fence when these horrific acts of terror are happening.”—actress Gal Gadot
“I have no words. I am praying for my many family members in Israel. What a cowardly act. What we are witnessing in real time right now is unprecedented since the Yom Kippur war. My heart breaks for the families of those who have lost loved ones and for the hostages who have been taken. What a horrific day.”—actor Josh Gad