DFI-LA Statement on Brutal 10/7/2023 Hamas Attack on Israel

10/7/2023 - Like the many organizations in the Jewish and non-Jewish world across our nation, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles, alongside the many affiliated DFI groups across the state of California, condemns the Saturday morning surprise attack by the terrorist Hamas regime in Gaza on Israel.

The brutality of Iranian-supported Hamas terrorists is being documented in real time. Women and children beaten and then taken hostage. Kibbutz residents who have worked for peace with the Palestinians for their entire lives butchered by terrorists. Thousands of rockets launched deliberately at Israeli cities, villages and kibbutz have killed Israeli children, women and men and injured hundreds, while Hamas terrorists on the ground have killed hundreds more.

DFI-LA condemns this senseless and unprovoked attack on Israel and its citizens and calls on all members of the Democratic Party and all Americans to rally in support of Israel, as President Biden and his administration have already done.

There will be time for investigations about how just such an attack by Hamas was planned and implemented, catching the Israeli security apparatus by surprise, just as there will be plenty of time for political and military analysts to determine just how much the unrest in the West Bank contributed to this situation. But for now, it is time for Americans to rally behind Israel, the only democracy in the region, in opposition to the terrorism of Hamas and Iran’s other allies in the region, notably and potentially, Hezbollah in Lebanon.


Democrats for Israel is the voice of Los Angeles County's Jewish and Pro-Israel community to the Democratic Party and the voice of the Democratic Party to the Jewish and Pro-Israel community across all the cities of Los Angeles County. 

Founded in 1990 to serve as a bridge between the Democratic Party and the Jewish/Pro-Israel community. Democrats for Israel Los Angeles has two missions -- fighting antisemitism in our party and in society at-large; and supporting Israel in any way that we can. DFI-LA puts on a variety of educational and cultural events each year, some aimed at teaching a new generation of activists about the evils of antisemitism, and other events about current developments in Israel. Above all, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles spreads the word about the rich, multi-ethnic history of the world’s only Jewish country.

We also engage in local and state politics, supporting elected officials and candidates who have demonstrated support for Israel, and who speak out consistently against antisemitism and hate of all types.

Additionally, there are many volunteer opportunities for those who want to stand up for Israel, and who want to join in the fight against hate and antisemitism.

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