As fighting continues between Israel and Hamas, sports teams and leagues are sharing messages of support for Israel and prayers for those who have already been lost.

“The Utah Jazz stand with Israel and join with people everywhere mourning the loss of innocent lives caused by the Hamas terrorist attacks,” the Jazz said Monday afternoon on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.

The Philadelphia 76ers released a similar statement on X on Sunday afternoon.

“We stand with the people of Israel and join them in mourning the hundreds of innocent lives lost to terrorism at the hands of Hamas,” the statement said.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 1,500 people had been reported dead from the Israel-Hamas war, according to The Associated Press. Fighting began early Saturday morning, when Hamas militants fired rockets into Israel and invaded multiple communities, killing hundreds and taking more than 100 people captive.

On Monday, “the Israeli military said it had largely gained control in the south after the attack caught its vaunted military and intelligence apparatus off guard,” The Associated Press reported.

The NFL posted its statement on the Israel-Hamas war earlier on Monday, saying that it’s praying for peace.

“The NFL mourns the loss of innocent lives in Israel and strongly condemns all forms of terrorism. The depravity of these acts is beyond comprehension, and we grieve with the families of those killed, injured and still missing, We pray for peace and will always stand against the evils of hate,” the NFL’s statement said.

NFL teams, including the New York Giants, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, released their own statements during NFL action on Sunday.

“The New York Giants stand with the people of Israel and condemn the horrific, senseless terrorist attacks that have claimed innocent lives. Our thoughts are with all the people of Israel,” said the Giants’ statement, which was signed by the team’s owners.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement through his advocacy organization Stand Up to Jewish Hate.

“Our hearts break as we mourn the loss of the many innocent victims of these horrific attacks. We will continue to fight against the hate that feeds this senseless violence,” Kraft said.

The PGA Tour released its statement on the terror attacks on Monday night.

“The PGA Tour is horrified and heartbroken by this weekend’s indefensible terror attacks in Israel, and condemns violence in all capacities. We are praying for those wounded to recover, for the communities impacted by the devastation to rebuilt and for those mourning loved ones to heal,” the statement said.

Individual athletes have also spoken out about the attack on Israel on social media.

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Julian Edelman, a former Patriot who is Jewish, described himself as “heartbroken” in a statement shared on X.

“Forget politics, forget money, forget land. This is hate. An ancient hate we’ve seen before. ... I stand with Israel and against hate,” he said.

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Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards, who played college basketball for the University of Utah, offered some political advice.

“We definitely need to take a look at our foreign policy moving forward!!!,” Kuzma posted on Sunday.

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