Israel Attacked – Europe’s Immediate Response

The unprecedented attack on Israel is unfathomable, with some referring to it as “Israel’s 9/11.” The land assault by Hamas terrorists includes civilians murdered and many dozens of hostages, including children and elderly, taken to the Gaza Strip, in addition to thousands of rockets targeting much of the population as far north as Herzliya. At least 150 Israelis have been murdered and 1,100 wounded. This is only the beginning of the war, with active terrorists still prowling Israeli communities more than 13 hours after the assault began.

ELNET professionals in Europe, Israel, and the US are mobilized and engaging hundreds of European policymakers and elected officials. It is critical that European leaders support Israel’s right to defend itself and strike back at the Hamas terrorist infrastructure.

“I am shocked by this morning's attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israeli citizens. Israel has an absolute right to defend itself. We're in contact with Israeli authorities, and British nationals in Israel should follow travel advice.”

“I have spoken to President Herzog and Prime Minister Netanyahu. I condemn the attacks carried out from Gaza on Israel, its soldiers and its people. France stands in solidarity with Israel and the Israelis.”

“Terrifying news reach us today from Israel. We are deeply shocked by the rocket fire from Gaza and the escalating violence. Germany condemns these attacks by Hamas and stands by Israel.”