(New York, N.Y.)—The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust issued the following statement today about this weekend’s attacks on Israel that left hundreds of civilians dead and more than 1,100 wounded.

“The Museum of Jewish Heritage vehemently condemns the attacks carried out by Hamas on Israel, during which innocent civilians, including children and the elderly, were taken hostage, and resulting in the tragic loss of hundreds of innocent lives and injuries to more than 1,100 individuals. This incursion, characterized by indiscriminate violence and terror, is a horrific act that has deeply saddened and shocked the world.

We stand in solidarity with the people of Israel during this challenging time and express our heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones or who have been taken hostage in these senseless acts. The loss of innocent lives, especially the young and vulnerable, is a tragedy that no community should ever have to endure.

As a museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich heritage of Jewish culture, we are committed to promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding among all peoples. Acts of terrorism and violence have no place in our vision for a world where different cultures and religions coexist in harmony.”