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US cities ramping up protections for Jewish communities, houses of worship after Hamas attack on Israel

U.S. cities across the country are increasing security measures for Jewish communities and houses of worship after Hamas terrorists launched thousands of rockets at Israel on Saturday, killing hundreds of civilians and taking an unknown number of hostages, including women and children.

While state and local leaders said there is no credible threat to the safety of these communities, patrols are being stepped out of an abundance of caution after the surprise attack killed at least 600 Israelis and wounded at least 2,000 others.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said the city, which has the largest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel, stands side by side with Israel.

“While there is no credible threat to New York City at this time, our administration is in touch with Jewish leaders across the five boroughs, and we have directed the NYPD to deploy additional resources to Jewish communities and houses of worship citywide to ensure that our communities have the resources they need to make sure everyone feels safe,” Adams said in a statement on Saturday.

Hamas terrorists claim to have taken enough Israeli hostages to free all the thousands of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel on Sunday.

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