With a large supportive crowd in attendance, the Key West City Commission unanimously passed a resolution Thursday in support of Israel and condemning the terrorist attacks by Hamas militants.
The October 7th attack killed hundreds of Israeli civilians and injured hundreds more. The terrorists have taken innocent civilians hostage and have continued the attacks. On October 8, Israel declared war against Hamas, the Palestinian militant group based in Gaza.
Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman sponsored the resolution, noting that many people in Key West lost friends or family in the attack.
“This is a horrific time for many of us in the Jewish community,” he said. "A lot of us are experiencing trauma.”
He thanked the Jewish and non-Jewish communities who have reached out to comfort those affected by the attacks.
“The City Commission of the City of Key West hereby mourns lives lost through the violent acts against Israel,” reads the resolution, “and stands allied with Israel as it defends itself in the war set off by the terrorist organization Hamas.”