Oct 16

Statement of Solidarity - October 16, 2023

Posted on October 16, 2023 at 3:43 PM by Rani Jacobson

We join our voices in solidarity with other civic leaders and human rights advocates to unequivocally condemn the senseless, inhumane, and horrific acts of terror committed by Hamas militants against Israel. Without condition, we denounce these barbaric actions with all our might and with the force of our strongest convictions. 

In our roles as elected and appointed officials, we offer our support and deepest sympathies to our Jewish friends, families, and neighbors in Beverly, all the innocent victims in Israel and Gaza, and all others affected and now suffering in the wake of Hamas's brutal terrorism. We voice our most fervent desire for peace and security, and for dignity and respect, for all people in this world, and we express our full commitment as local leaders to ensuring Beverly always strives to be a welcoming, safe, inclusive community for all.

Mayor Michael P. Cahill

Julie R. Flowers, City Council President

Brendan S. Sweeney, At-Large City Councilor

Hannah L. Bowen, At-Large City Councilor

Todd C. Rotondo, Ward 1 City Councilor

Estelle Rand, Ward 2 City Councilor

Steven M. Crowley, Ward 3 City Councilor

Scott D. Houseman, Ward 4 City Councilor

Kathleen M. Feldman, Ward 5 City Councilor

Matthew J. St. Hilaire, Ward 6 City Councilor

Members of the Beverly Human Rights Committee