(WNY News Now) – A group of 14 attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, have jointly condemned the recent attacks in Israel, expressing deep concern over the loss of innocent lives and urging for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
U.S. – In a unified statement, New York Attorney General Letitia James and a bipartisan coalition of 13 attorneys general from across the United States, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, have strongly denounced the ongoing violence in Israel.
The statement expresses their collective outrage at the indiscriminate attacks on civilians and the tragic loss of innocent lives caused by recent events in the region. The attorneys general specifically cite Hamas and its supporters as responsible for the violence that has resulted in hundreds of casualties and kidnappings.
The attorneys general expressed their solidarity with the people of Israel and Gaza who have suffered as a result of these attacks. They firmly emphasize that targeting civilians and launching rockets at civilian areas cannot be justified or tolerated.
In a call for a peaceful resolution to the conflict, the statement underscores the importance of upholding the rule of law, mutual respect, and understanding among all parties involved. The attorneys general stress that violence and terrorism will not lead to a lasting and meaningful peace, and that a peaceful, just, and secure future can only be achieved through diplomatic means.
“We are aghast and outraged at the wanton, calculated attacks on civilians going about their daily lives. The carnage, perpetrated by Hamas and its supporters, has directly led to the loss of hundreds of innocent lives and horrific kidnappings. We grieve with our Israeli siblings and with the loved ones of all those innocent lives lost in Israel and Gaza because of this surprise attack. The targeting of civilians by Hamas as well as the thousands of rockets it has fired indiscriminately at civilian targets are acts that cannot be tolerated or rationalized. Violence and terror are not the ways to achieve a lasting and meaningful peace in this conflict. Only the rule of law, mutual respect and understanding can help all sides realize true security, freedom, justice, and peace.”