Leaders across New York and Hudson Valley express solidarity with Israel

Leaders from across New York and the Hudson Valley are standing with the people of Israel following Israeli officials' declaration of a state of war against Hamas.

Oct 9, 2023, 12:30 PM

Updated 196 days ago

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Leaders from across New York and the Hudson Valley are standing with the people of Israel following Israeli officials' declaration of a state of war against Hamas.
On social media, Gov. Kathy Hochul condemned the attacks and stated that she is working with Israeli government officials to assist New Yorkers in returning home from Israel. She emphasized that while there are no active threats to New Yorkers, she has directed local law enforcement to ensure the safety of Jewish community spaces.
Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann expressed his disbelief at the sneak attack occurring on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. He acknowledged his constituents and expressed hope for the safe return of all Americans, including those from Rockland who are currently in a challenging situation.
In a Facebook post, the Town of Ramapo Police Department underscored the utmost importance of the safety of their community members. The department deployed additional officers in the field and has been in contact with the Rockland Intelligence Center and Crime Analysis Center.
In Clarkstown, Detective Norm Peters informed News 12 that the police department has increased patrols throughout the town's Jewish houses of worship. This initiative is part of the town's Cultural and Religious Security Unit.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of State is urging all Americans to heed the instructions of security and emergency response officials. For those trying to reach the U.S. Embassy in Israel, the State Department has provided a Crisis Intake Form. https://cacms.state.gov/s/crisis-intake
Additionally, individuals can make use of the Department's phone numbers - (833) 890-9595 (toll free) and (606) 641-0131 (local). 


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