The United Arab Emirates’ foreign ministry has strongly condemned Hamas’s attack on Israel, labeling it a serious escalation. They expressed dismay over reports of Israeli civilians being kidnapped and held hostage, citing international law prohibiting such treatment of non-combatants. The UAE also extended condolences to the affected families and called on both parties to de-escalate the violence. They urged the international community to prevent the violence from spreading and destabilizing further. Furthermore, the UAE stressed the importance of opposing efforts to disrupt ongoing regional dialogue, cooperation, and co-existence. They emphasized their commitment to de-escalation, restoring calm, and working towards a two-state solution, stating that both Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and dignity.