Israel Defense Forces confirm death of 19-year-old soldier with Brooklyn roots in Gaza

Sen. Charles Schumer reacted to the news from Israeli leaders confirming the death of Brooklyn resident Itay Chen.

News 12 Staff

Mar 13, 2024, 11:40 AM

Updated 132 days ago

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Sen. Charles Schumer reacted to the news from Israeli leaders confirming the death of Brooklyn resident Itay Chen.
Israeli defense forces say Chen died in the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks. Chen was a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and was serving on the Gaza border. Sen. Schumer had been working closely with the family to bring him home when they thought he may be alive and taken hostage.
Sen. Schumer says he spoke to Chen's family on the phone, and they are in Israel. The U.S. State Department also offered its condolences to the family.


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