twenty-two people killed by Hamas strikes; the EU denounces hostage-taking of civilians

Numerous condemnations of Hamas among the French political class

Many French political leaders, on the right, in the majority, among socialists and among ecologists, expressed on Saturday their support for Israel and the condemnation of the attack launched by Palestinian Hamas from the Gaza Strip followed by a response air by the Hebrew State.

“The strikes by the Hamas terrorist group against Israeli territory are an unacceptable act of war that pushes any hope of peace further and further every day. In these difficult hours, we stand more than ever alongside Israeli democracy”wrote on X (ex-Twitter) Marine Le Pen, the leader of the deputies of the National Rally.

“Total support for Israel, heavily attacked by Hamas. 5,000 rockets sent from Gaza and dozens of terrorists infiltrated the country to sow chaos. France’s duty is to stand more strongly alongside the Hebrew State, the only democracy in the Middle East.”also stated on X Eric Ciotti, president of the Les Républicains party.

On the left, the first secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faureruled that “terrorism is not justice”. “He discredits the causes he claims to serve. Total condemnation of the attack launched this [samedi] morning by Hamas »he added, while the socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgoexpressed his “total support” to the Israelis.

“Israel is under an intolerable attack. Civilians are being targeted, this is unacceptable”denounced the environmentalist deputy, Sandrine Rousseau.

In the Macronist majority, the Minister of Solidarity, Aurore Bergésaid all his “support for the Israeli people who are experiencing terrorist attacks of unprecedented violence”.

“Once again, Hamas reiterates its refusal of the existence of the State of Israel. Democratic countries must stand resolutely and unambiguously alongside Israel in the face of this aggression.”wrote Yonathan Arfithe president of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France.

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