Hamas is enemy of all civilized humanity: Regev
Mark Regev, former spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tells "The Faulkner Focus" that the U.S. has "talked the talk" and "walked the walk" to support its Israeli friends.
Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and several other countries as Hamas has perpetrated terrorist attacks against Israel since the early 1990s.
Hamas was established in 1987 during the first intifada, and the group took control of Gaza in 2007. On Oct. 8, 1997, about 10 years after the terror group was organized, it was named as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department. Hezbollah, a terror group that emerged out of Lebanon, has also been designated a terrorist group by the U.S.
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Israeli tanks leave Kfar Aza in southern Israel after inspecting the area on the border with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (Jack Guez / AFP via Getty Images)
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A large crowd gathers Tuesday in New York City at a rally in support of Israel. Mayor Eric Adams stated his support for Israel and condemned Hamas. (Jen Golotko for Fox News Digital)
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Israeli firefighters extinguish a blaze after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck in Ashkelon on Monday. (AP / Tsafrir Abayov)
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Apart from the U.S., the U.K., Israel, Australia, Japan and the European Union are among other countries and regional blocs that have officially designated Hamas as a terrorist organization. Leaders from these countries have spoken out about the recent events that have unfolded in Israel.
TOPSHOT – Hamas terrorists armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a gathering on January 31, 2016 in Gaza city (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images) (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, “The people who support Hamas are fully responsible for this appalling attack. They are not militants. They are not freedom fighters. They are terrorists.” Sunak joined a vigil with local communities at Finchley United Synagogue in London.
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong gave a speech on Oct. 11 with regard to the attacks on Israel.
“Australia stands against terrorism. We stand in solidarity with Israel. We unequivocally condemn the attack by Hamas: Indiscriminate rocket fire, the targeting of civilians and the taking of hostages. I reiterate Israel’s right to defend itself,” she said in her speech via the minister for foreign affairs website.
Terrorists from Hamas during an anti-Israel military march in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. (Yousef Masoud/Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday.
“Japan strongly condemns the attacks which severely harmed innocent civilians. I express my condolences to the bereaved families and heartfelt sympathies to the injured,” Kishida wrote.
Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital.