The United States on Saturday “unequivocally” condemned attacks by “Hamas terrorists” against Israel and promised to ensure the key US ally has the means to defend itself.
President Joe Biden was briefed on “the appalling Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel,” the White House said in a statement, adding that he was in close contact with Israeli partners as the situation developed.
The Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an air, sea and land attack on Israel earlier Saturday.
“The United States unequivocally condemns the unprovoked attacks,” National Security Council spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in a statement, adding that “there is never any justification for terrorism.”
Israel said it was at war with Hamas following the surprise dawn attack from the blockaded Gaza Strip.