(Bismarck, ND) – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum is calling for North Dakotans to ‘stand with our democratic ally Israel’ following this weekend’ attack on Israel by Hamas terrorists.
“The attack by Hamas terrorists on Israel is reprehensible, and the fact it occurred on a Jewish holiday is despicable. We stand with our democratic ally Israel while lifting up in prayer the victims of these horrific attacks,” Burgum said.
Burgum says he has connected with a North Dakota group of priests and parishioners from North Dakota congregations who are touring – including their leader, Father Phil Ackerman.
“We also pray for the safe return of the priests and parishioners from North Dakota congregations who are anxiously waiting to board flights home,” Burgum said. “Today we reached out to the U.S. State Department and spoke with Father Ackerman, offering to assist however possible to help ensure the safe return of those North Dakotans and all Americans wanting to return to U.S. soil.”