Candlelight vigil held in Hoboken to mourn innocent lives lost in Israel-Hamas war
A candlelight vigil was held in Hoboken Tuesday night to show support for Israel and to stand in solidarity with those of the Jewish faith in New Jersey.
The vigil was held at Pier A in the city. Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla and Gov. Phil Murphy led the vigil and reiterated their support for Israelis and civilians in that region.
As the number of lives lost in the war continues to grow, those present prayed for the Americans who are missing in Israel. Among them is former Tenafly High School student Aden Alexander, who was serving in the Israel Defense Forces near the Gaza border.
The governor said that the state is deploying every resource possible to keep New Jersey’s Jewish and Muslim residents safe by increasing police patrols near houses of worship.
“We pray for every innocent civilian – Israeli, Palestinian and others. And our state stands ready to provide whatever humanitarian assistance we can to innocent families living throughout the region,” Murphy said.
Flags in New Jersey will continue to fly at half-staff until the end of the week in memorial of the civilian casualties of the Israel-Hamas war.