We are shocked and horrified by the disturbing images and growing details of the violence against the people in Israel. Our deepest prayers are with the families who have lost loved ones, and we stand in solidarity with all Israelis. There are no words to describe what has been done, and we condemn in the strongest terms all acts of violence, terror, and hatred.
The release of the hostages is essential!
The civilized world has shown its support for the Palestinian people over many years, but this support will be eroded if the hostages are not released. It will be a devastating blow to the peace process and will only serve to further isolate the Palestinian people from the rest of the world. It would be a tragedy if this progress is undone by the actions of extremists.
We urge all parties involved to work together to secure the release of the hostages. This is the only way to ensure that the Palestinian people can continue to build a better future for themselves and their children.