October 07, 2023

Statement from Congressman Jamaal Bowman on Hamas’ Attacks

For Immediate Release

Congressman Jamaal Bowman Ed.D. (NY-16) released the following statement in response to the attacks:

I strongly condemn the horrific attacks by Hamas and am saddened by the loss of precious lives, especially on the holy day of Simchat Torah.

We need a way to end this deadly violence that is killing and traumatizing generations of Israelis and Palestinians alike—including the blockade of Gaza. I have been to the Gaza border and know that Israelis and Palestinians are constantly living in fear. We must work harder to ensure peace in the region. 

As new information continues to emerge, my team and I will be following this closely especially since several of our NY-16 community members are in the area of the attacks.