New York State Bar Association Strongly Condemns Abhorrent Attacks Against Israeli and Arab Citizens and the Sovereign State
Richard Lewis, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement about Hamas’ invasion of Israel:
“The New York State Bar Association strongly condemns Hamas’ premeditated invasion of Israel and its brutal murders of hundreds of Israeli and Arab citizens in their homes and communities. The attacks are abhorrent and unforgivable and flagrantly violate the United Nations Charter, Helsinki Accords, and established norms and principles of international law.
“Moving from house to house, the terrorist organization slaughtered, grievously injured and kidnapped women, children, and the elderly. The attacks came on Simchat Torah, a major Jewish holiday, and were reminiscent of the invasion of Israel 50 years ago on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.
“The New York State Bar Association joins with President Biden and other world leaders in demanding that Hamas cease all hostilities. We call on the international community to stand against these atrocities.”