Top US diplomat in Israel sees ‘evil’ up close in visit to Kfar Azza

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

The head of the US embassy in Israel has paid a visit to Gaza border towns to witness firsthand the extent of the carnage caused by Hamas.

“We’ve come down here along the Gaza periphery to bear witness to the atrocities that were committed here on Saturday, and it’s really unbelievable,” Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Hallet says, choking up in a video filmed from Kfar Azza.

“As a mother and just as a human being, to see and to now what happened here is really important,” says Hallet as she stands next to the US embassy’s defense attache Frank Schlereth.

“We’ve been here, we’ve seen it, and it is evil, and we stand with Israel,” adds Hallett, who is the most senior US official based in Israel.

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