LeBron James has condemned the Hamas attacks in Israel, calling the killing of Israeli civilians ‘tragic’ and ‘unacceptable’.
“The destruction in Israel is tragic and unacceptable. “The murder and violence against innocent people by Hamas is terrorism,” he wrote in a letter signed by him and business partner Maverick Carter.
“The SpringHill Company family extends our deepest condolences to Israel and the Jewish community. We pray for peace in the region and reiterate our continued commitment to combat hatred in all its forms.
“We must all ensure that this tragedy does not spread even more hatred, racism and anti-Semitism.”
Violence ensued on Saturday when Israeli civilians in southern Israel were targeted and killed by Hamas, with some also taken hostage.
IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said Wednesday that 1,200 people were killed as a result of the attacks.