King Charles III has expressed his sincerest "condolences" to the people of Israel after the recent attack on the nation by Hamas. The country's president, Isaac Herzog, thanked the monarch for his "important statement" that he said would be a "great comfort to the people of Israel."
"President Isaac Herzog spoke today with the King of the United Kingdom, King Charles III, who called to express his condolences and deep shock at the criminal and barbaric actions of the terrorist organization Hamas in its attack on the citizens of Israel," a spokesperson in President Herzog's office shared.
The statement continued: "The two talked at length about the terrible massacre and how it was carried out. The conversation between the two took place as part of a series of conversations the president has been holding on a daily basis with leaders from all over the world, including leaders of international organizations and Jewish community leaders."
As The Royal Observer previously reported, the King issued his own message on Tuesday, October 10, following the start of the conflict. "This is a situation His Majesty is extremely concerned about, and he has asked to be kept actively updated. His thoughts and prayers are with all of those suffering, particularly those who have lost loved ones, but also those actively involved as we speak. His Majesty is appalled by and condemns the barbaric acts of terrorism in Israel," the statement read.
Hamas, also known as the Islamic Resistance Movement, fired missiles from Gaza this past weekend in an apparent bid to gain access to Israeli territory, which resulted in the deaths of over 1,000 people.
After His Majesty expressed his sentiments for Israel, Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, followed suit shortly after. "The Prince and Princess of Wales are profoundly distressed by the devastating events that have unfolded in the past days. The horrors inflicted by Hamas’s terrorist attack upon Israel are appalling; they utterly condemn them. As Israel exercises its right of self-defense, all Israelis and Palestinians will continue to be stalked by grief, fear, and anger in the time to come."
Their spokesperson's message continued: "Their Royal Highnesses hold all the victims, their families, and their friends in their hearts and minds. Those the Prince of Wales met in 2018 overwhelmingly shared a common hope — that of a better future. In the midst of such terrible suffering, the prince and princess continue to share that hope without reservation."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also joined their royal counterparts and issued their own correspondence concerning the unprecedented attack. "We are supporting our partners and organizations on the frontlines in Israel to provide the urgent aid needed and to help all innocent victims of this unconscionable level of human suffering," part of their communication stated.
Sky News reported on the King's message.