NYPD Brass Witness Surprise Hamas Attack in Israel

A select group of high-ranking NYPD officers were in Israel when Hamas launched a surprise attack earlier this week, according to reports.

Oct 8, 2023 - 22:57
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NYPD Brass Witness Surprise Hamas Attack in Israel

A select group of high-ranking NYPD officers were in Israel when Hamas launched a surprise attack earlier this week, according to reports.

The delegation was in Tel Aviv on a law enforcement mission when the Gaza-based terror organization fired dozens of rockets into the city, prompting air raid sirens, The New York Post has learned.

The eight officers in the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau, who had visited Israel for the weeklong trip, were not injured during the barrage of rockets that shook the city, but were forced to shelter in place before heading back home.

The group of NYPD cops, which included one top cop, two deputy chiefs and five inspectors, collaborated with Israeli authorities on the mission, sources said.

The trip was sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, sources said. The organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The NYPD delegation joined a group of several national law enforcement officials, including representatives from California and Pennsylvania, who were all in Israel for the trip.

Hamas’s surprise attack, which claimed the lives of at least seven Palestinians and 35 Israelis, ended after a rare cease-fire was declared on Friday.