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By The Editors
October 12, 2023
On The Record

On Saturday, October 7th 2023, Hamas carried out an unprovoked attack on the state of Israel.  

Terrified Israelis awoke that morning to terrorists executing an intricately planned, coordinated attack by land, sea, and air. 

The Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 214 this week, condemning the unprovoked attack on Israel by Hamas and those supporting their invasion and atrocities.

Watch Senator Kristina Roegner's moving floor speech in favor the resolution here.

This resolution declares our unwavering and unequivocal support for the Israeli people as they defend themselves against this unjustifiable and atrocious attack.

The stunning reports of atrocities, including the kidnapping of civilians, the rape of girls and women, and beheading of babies has revolted the entire civilized world.

"What we have witnessed over the last five days has been some of the worst atrocities committed against the Jewish people since the Holocaust,” said Brenner. “There is no justification that can be made, or any excuse offered, for Hamas’s attacks." 

"Israel has a right, an obligation to defend itself. Israel is fighting for their very existence, for their survival," said Roegner. "We condemn the actions of Hamas and anyone supporting their attack on Israel."

As of today, officials confirm more than 1,200 people in Israel have been killed, including 27 U.S. citizens, and 20 or more Americans are missing.

Read the full text of the resolution here.