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Synagogues in New York City on high alert after Iran launches attack on Israel

What we know about Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel

What we know about Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel


NEW YORK — The NYPD will then increase security at synagogues in New York City on Sunday Iran launched an attack on Israel.

The NYPD’s Counter Terrorism Bureau said it “closely monitors developments regarding the drone attacks on Israel [yesterday]. Out of an abundance of caution, we will redeploy uniformed officers to increase visibility at relevant institutions here.”

The Israeli military said at least 300 drones and missiles were fired from Iran, but the vast majority were intercepted by Iran. air defense system And “Very little damage” occurred.

The attack is considered retaliatory measures after a suspected Israeli attack in Syria.

NYPD confirmed there were no immediate threats to New York City following Iran’s attack, which began less than two weeks before Passover on Monday, April 22.

Mayor Eric Adams issued the statement:

New York City unequivocally stands with the State of Israel in light of this direct attack and escalation by Iran. I have been informed of the situation abroad and we pray for the safety of everyone in the region.

As mayor of the largest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel, the significance of this attack for Jewish New Yorkers – many of whom currently have family in Israel – is not lost on me, especially less than ten days before Passover begins.

While there is no direct or imminent threat to New York City at this time, we have directed the NYPD to deploy additional resources to Jewish communities and houses of worship across the city, out of an abundance of caution to ensure our communities have the resources that they need to feel safe. safe.

Our government has also begun reaching out to both Jewish leaders and elected officials in the five boroughs to keep them informed of the situation.

Our intelligence and counter-terrorism teams will continue to monitor the situation closely.

The United Nations will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday at 4 p.m.

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