WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the October 7 attacks by militant Hamas terrorists on Israel, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and his constituent casework team are working to assist Rhode Islanders with relatives and loved ones in Israel and provide critical information and U.S. State Department resources to those seeking help.

“I make it my mission to assist Rhode Islanders traveling abroad.  If any Rhode Islanders or their family members are in Israel and need emergency assistance, I am here to help,” said Senator Reed. “My office has been in contact with several Rhode Islanders who traveled to Israel recently, and we’re working to ensure they’re connected with the State Department.”

Rhode Islanders with family members in Israel who need assistance can reach Senator Reed’s office at: (401) 943-3100.

The State Department has established a 24/7 coordinating group to help U.S. citizens or their family members in Israel.  To connect to the coordinating group, please call: 1-833-890-9595 or 1-606-641-0131 or visit: https://www.state.gov/israel-under-attack-latest-updates/

Americans currently in Israel or planning to travel to Israel in the near future are encouraged to utilize the following resources to stay updated and safe:

According to the White House, at least 14 Americans were killed during the terrorist attacks by Hamas, and there are believed to be 20 or more Americans currently missing, including some believed to have been taken hostage by Hamas.

Reed condemned the attacks by Hamas and expressed his support for Israel in its efforts to defend itself.