Durbin Statement on Hamas Terrorist Attack on Israel

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel:    

“Over the last 48 hours, my staff and I have received regular, direct updates from the White House on the horrific Hamas terrorist attack on Israel.  We have also been in touch with constituents who have family in Israel, helping provide the latest information on how to connect with our embassy in Israel.  The scale and viciousness of the Hamas terrorist attack are reprehensible, and I support President Biden’s offer of support to help Israel defend itself and free any hostages. 

“Violence against the innocent is never the answer.  I pray for the peacemakers who can one day lead the Israelis and the Palestinians away from this death and suffering.”