The Palestinian terror group Hamas unleashed a blood-soaked rampage on Israeli civilians last, an act which stilled outrage and sympathy from many Americans.
They include First Lady Jill Biden, who recently expressed her thoughts directly to the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Like so many Americans, I am deeply concerned for the people of Israel in the face of this unconscionable terrorist attack," The Hill quoted Mrs. Biden as stating in a letter to Sara Netanyahu.
"Our resolve is clear — even though our hearts are broken. We stand with the state of Israel and its people, always," the first lady wrote.
"You and Bibi are in my prayers," Mrs. Biden went on to add, referring to Prime Minister Netanyahu by his nickname.
Mrs. Netanyahu responded with a letter of her own on Thursday that praised the first lady's letter as being "a ray of light" in a dark and difficult time.
"You are a true friend. Bibi and I appreciate that and the unwavering support you and Joe have shown us. Today and always," Netanyahu stressed.
Sara Netanyahu and @FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden have exchanged personal and moving letters.
Mrs. Netanyahu wrote: "At the moment, we share a broken heart, but Israel's resolve will see us emerge victorious in this war of good over unspeakable evil." pic.twitter.com/aV7M1vPaS0
— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 13, 2023
"At the moment, we share a broken heart, but Israel’s resolve will see us emerge victorious in this war of good over unspeakable evil," she continued.
"We have no other choice," Mrs. Netanyahu declared before going to thank the president and first lady for their prayers.
The Hill reported that for his part, President Biden gave a speech in which he maintained that Hamas is worse than al Qaeda, the terror group once led by Osama Bin Laden.
"The more we learned about the attack, the more horrifying it becomes," the president told his listeners in Philadelphia on Friday.
"More than 1,000 — 1,000 innocent lives lost, including at least 27 Americans. These guys make, they make al Qaeda look pure. They’re pure evil," Biden said.
"The United States, make no mistake about it, stands with Israel," he added. Meanwhile, The Hill noted that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he likened Hamas to ISIS.