The war in the south. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke today with the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Prime Minister of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak.
All the leaders expressed unconditional support for Israel's right to defend itself as needed.
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, said: "I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu to emphasize Ukraine's solidarity with Israel, which is suffering from a massive and indiscriminate attack, and to convey my condolences to the numerous victims.
"The Prime Minister updated me on the current situation and the actions being taken by the Israel Defense Forces and law enforcement authorities to repel the attack. I emphasized the cooperation between the Israeli police and Ukrainian diplomats in all matters related to the safety of Ukrainian citizens in Israel. We also discussed the implications of the attack on the security situation, both in the region and beyond."
"The worst attack since the Yom Kippur War"
Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the war and stated today that the United States will soon announce the provision of assistance to Israel. He also condemned Hamas's attack, which, according to estimates, has resulted in the deaths of at least 600 people.
"This is the most severe attack on Israel since the Yom Kippur War in 1973," Blinken said in an interview with CNN. "Steps need to be taken to ensure that such a thing does not happen again. No country can tolerate such a situation."
He also mentioned that "there are reports that many Americans were killed in this attack, and there are also reports of missing American citizens. We are working tirelessly to confirm these reports, and we will provide further assistance to Israel."