New Jersey residents are still unaccounted for in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel. Among those missing is 19-year-old Edan Alexander from Tenafly, who serves in the Israel Defense Forces and a 20-year-old DJ, Laor Abramov, who attended a music festival that was targeted by terrorists. Efforts are underway to locate and ensure the safety of these individuals.
Governor Phil Murphy stood in solidarity with several thousand individuals at a candlelight vigil held at Hoboken’s Pier A on Tuesday night, expressing his support for Israel. In his address at the event, Governor Murphy notably recognized Edan Alexander. “At this moment, the more than 5,700 miles that separate New Jersey, from the people of Israel, those miles have all but vanished. Though we may be separated by a great physical distance, it’s spirit. We are united in heartbreak and grief,” Murphy said.