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The Philadelphia Phillies held a moment of silence for the victims of Hamas’ murderous terror attack on Israel before Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

After the game, the Phillies lit up Citizens Bank Park in blue and white to show their support for the people of Israel.

“The Phillies condemn the recent heinous acts of terrorism in Israel and the tragic loss of so many innocent lives. We mourn for all those who lost loved ones, pray for those still missing or held hostage and above all, hope for peace. To show our unwavering support for the people of Israel, we light our home in blue and white,” the team wrote on its account on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Braves joined in on the expression of support and posted a video of the moment of silence before the game.

“The Atlanta Braves join the Phillies and Major League Baseball in mourning the lives lost in Israel and pray for the safe return of those who are missing. Our thoughts are with all who are impacted by the horrific violence,” the team wrote.

Major League Baseball (MLB) was one of several professional sports leagues to express support for Israel following the murderous Hamas attack.

“We mourn for all those who lost loved ones and pray for the wounded, their caretakers and those still searching for family and friends. We condemn these acts of hatred and violence and are heartbroken for the people of Israel,” MLB said on Monday.

On Sunday, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) said they “mourn the horrific loss of life in Israel and condemn these acts of terrorism.”

“We stand with the people of Israel and pray for peace for the entire region,” the statement added.

The National Football League (NFL) issued a statement as well, saying, “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,” added the statement.