ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 145

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White House calls comments by Hamas official about annihilating Israel ‘chilling’

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

The remains of Kibbutz Be'eri, destroyed by Hamas attack on October 7, photographed on October 20, 2023. (Carrie Keller-Lynn/The Times of Israel)
The remains of Kibbutz Be'eri, destroyed by Hamas attack on October 7, photographed on October 20, 2023. (Carrie Keller-Lynn/The Times of Israel)

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby condemns the “chilling comments” made by senior Hamas official Ghazi Hamad, who hailed the October 7 massacre and declared that, if given the chance, his terror group would carry out similar assaults in the future until Israel is annihilated.

“That’s what Israel faces,” Kirby tells reporters after Air Force One landed in Minneapolis.

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