Hoboken Police are investigating after an Israeli flag was stolen from City Hall.
It happened around 10 p.m. Friday.
City officials say surveillance cameras caught two individuals stealing the flag, which was flying at half-staff outside City Hall to remember those killed in the Oct. 7 terror attack by Hamas.
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, along with Rabbi Robert Scheinberg of the United Synagogue of Hoboken, re-raised an Israeli flag outside City Hall on Tuesday.
Bhalla released the following statement regarding the crime:
“I am disturbed by the brazen theft of the Israeli flag, which was proudly flying outside of Hoboken City Hall, in recognition of the lives lost following the Oct. 7th terrorist attack in Israel by Hamas. I want to make it unequivocally clear that we will not tolerate such behavior in our community. Hoboken is a diverse city that has always stood for fairness and inclusivity. We take pride in the fact that our community embraces people from all walks of life and from all corners of the world. Antisemitism, or any form of hatred and bigotry, has no place in our city and we are fully committed to ensuring that every resident and visitor feels safe and respected in Hoboken.”