New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced this morning that he will leave for Israel tomorrow to join with the 8 million Israeli citizens who are under daily bombardment from terrorist rocket file.
“I want to give chizuk-give strength-to the people in Eretz Yisroel who are under attack,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “I want to demonstrate solidarity with my fellow Jews who are suffering through yet another terrible episode of terrorism from Hamas and the other extremist terror organizations who are targeting cities and schools and hospitals with their rockets.
“Thank G-d, the damage has been very slight until now, and we hope and pray that there will be nothing more serious than what has already been sustained. But the terror is real and I want to be there to help in any and every way that I can.”
Assemblyman Hikind will initially stay in the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva where a rocket fired from terrorists in Gaza hit a home on Friday evening. A woman in her 80s suffered mild injuries and was taken to the Soroka Hospital for treatment and extensive damage was caused to the building. Earlier today, a 16-year-old was severely wounded and a 50-year-old was lightly wounded by a rocket explosion nearby in the southern city of Ashkelon.
“I look forward to spending a few days in Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod and visiting the people and leadership there,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “I am hopeful that the terrorist rockets will stop soon and that this will all be over before I arrive, but I am compelled to be with my brothers and sisters right now, where the innocent people of Israel are suffering. Everyone is deeply effected by what’s going on and we should all continue to pray for peace and say tehillim. I look forward to sharing only good news when I arrive.”