Blinken: Washington ‘unequivocally condemns’ appalling attacks by Hamas terrorists

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says Washington “unequivocally condemns the appalling attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israel, including civilians and civilian communities.”

“There is never any justification for terrorism. We stand in solidarity with the government and people of Israel, and extend our condolences for the Israeli lives lost in these attacks.”

“We will remain in close contact with our Israeli partners. The United States supports Israel’s right to defend itself,” Blinken says in a statement.

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