Romney Statement on Utahn Killed in Israel

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today released the following statement on the death of Utah’s Lotan Abir, who was killed by Hamas militants in Israel:

“The horrific, inhumane, and depraved terrorist acts perpetrated by Hamas against Israelis have touched everyone around the world. Today, news of the loss of one of our own from Utah further tears at our collective heart. I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lotan Abir—may he rest in peace.

“I continue to pray for the safe return of hostages, for the Israeli soldiers and first responders in harm’s way, and for the families of the victims of Hamas’ brutality. I condemn these unprovoked atrocities in the strongest possible terms and wholeheartedly stand with Israel, with the Jewish people, and our Jewish community in Utah.”