13 October 2023
In the wake of Hamas’s brutal attack on Israeli civilians and its abduction of scores of individuals to the Gaza Strip, NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch released the following statement:
“Bring. Them. Home.
“We are living through a devastating, heartbreaking moment. And it is a moment of terror and danger for so many — and right now, scores of innocent civilians abducted by Hamas on October 7 are held captive in Gaza. Children, parents, grandparents – whole families taken from the homes, now captives of Hamas terrorists who have proven themselves murderous, merciless, and inhumane.
“It is the responsibility of those in power — the Israeli government, but also the American government, the EU, the UN, the human rights community, and Jews around the world — to focus their energy now on saving the lives of these innocents. The New Israel Fund is mobilizing our supporters around the world, calling on those in power to help bring them home.
“The New Israel Fund works every day to defend the rights of all people living in the region — Israeli and Palestinian, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish. All of us who believe in the sanctity of human life and the inviolability of human rights must stand together and say, loudly and clearly: Bring. Them. Home.”