Former president Barack Obama has remained silent following the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel, killing hundreds of people and wounding thousands.
Obama and the presidential library or foundation associated with Democratic former Presidents, including Bill Clinton, have yet to comment on the conflict.
Meanwhile, the Clinton Foundation has also yet to say anything about the attacks.
However, Hillary Clinton released a statement Sunday evening, saying:
“My prayers are with everyone affected by the horrific attacks by Hamas in Israel. The United States stands in strong support of our ally, today and every day.”
But Obama and former first lady Michelle have remained silent about the attacks
Thus far, no statement has been issued on the Hamas attacks in Israel by the Obama Foundation and their social media accounts.
“Not one word from Obama, and why is that? Is he too busy? Or simply indifferent? Or could it be that, having given millions to Iran, he is privately celebrating his role in taking Israel down a notch,” conservative author Dinesh D’Souza questioned in a post to X.
Not one word from Obama, and why is that? Is he too busy? Or simply indifferent? Or could it be that, having given millions to Iran, he is privately celebrating his role in taking Israel down a notch? #IsraelUnderAttack— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 7, 2023
Meanwhile, former Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush both issued statements on the conflict.
Trump called the attacks a “disgrace,” insisting that Israel should defend itself with “overwhelming force.”
“These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force,” Trump wrote in a post to Truth Social.
“Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration.”
“We brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid pace than anyone thought possible. Here we go again,” he added.
The George W. Bush Presidential Center also issued a statement:
“We urge the United States and our allies to stand unequivocally with Israel, its government and people, and support Israel’s right to defend itself against these threats,” the center added.
“Attacks on free and democratic states anywhere are attacks on all of us, whether in Israel, Ukraine, or elsewhere.”
On Sunday, the Carter Center released a statement saying it “strongly condemns the targeting of Israeli and Palestinian civilians and calls for genuine dialogue as well as international collective action to halt hostilities in the region.”
“Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for the tragic loss of innocent lives on all sides of the conflict. We urge all parties to prioritize the protection and well-being of civilians by refraining from actions that target residential areas,” the center continued.
“The Carter Center acknowledges the profound historical and religious significance this region holds for all parties involved.
The fundamental human rights of all residents of the region must be protected, land claims and security concerns addressed, and the sanctity of Muslim and Christian holy sites preserved. In addition, it is crucial to recognize the complex dynamics of this situation, including the ongoing occupation.”
The center called on “the international community to engage actively in building peace in the region.”
“The urgency for a robust and renewed peace process has never been greater,” the center added.
“There is not a military solution to the crisis – only a political one. We implore the international community to fulfill its responsibilities and reinvigorate a credible process that brings peace and security for both Israelis and Palestinians while safeguarding the lives of all civilians.”
On Saturday, Israel’s security cabinet declared war after Hamas terrorists launched a surprise attack with thousands of rockets into southern Israel.
“We are at war, not an operation,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.
“Hamas has launched a murderous surprise attack against the State of Israel and its citizens. I ordered first of all to cleanse the settlements of the terrorists who had infiltrated and ordered a large-scale mobilization of reserves.”
The wave of recent Iranian terror attacks left 600 Israelis dead and at least 100 more taken hostage.
Over 600 Israeli civilians and military personnel have lost their lives, while over 100 civilians, including many children and elderly, have been kidnapped and transported to the Gaza Strip.