NEW YORK -- The World Jewish Congress is deeply saddened by the horrendous shooting yesterday in Jersey City. We are grateful to the Jersey City Police Department for their quick actions that likely prevented additional carnage. We also extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Detective Joe Seals who selflessly gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
We are profoundly concerned by reports that the perpetrators in the past allegedly posted antisemitic comments on social media and that this attack may have deliberately targeted the kosher market.
Our thoughts remain with the victims' families at this time. We will continue to be in touch with the relevant authorities and provide updates as they are made available.