Queens community stands united in support of Israel at Kew Gardens vigil

More than 100 people gathered outside of the Queens Public Library in Kew Gardens Hills to show their support and stand in solidarity with Israel while mourning the lives lost as a result of Hamas’ surprise attack this past weekend. 

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, who gathered numerous politicians and religious leaders for the vigil, said that Queens is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the country, a fact that was made clear in Kew Gardens Hills, where police closed down Vleigh Place to make room for the solemn crowd clad with signs in the color of the Israeli flag.