The New Jersey Democrat’s office said Sunday that he and staff were in Jerusalem when Hamas launched its unprovoked attacks. They evacuated safely on Sunday.
“We are grateful that Sen. Booker and our colleagues were able to safely depart Israel earlier today,” Booker spokesperson Maya Krishna-Rogers said.
Mr. Booker arrived in Israel Friday for meetings and site visits ahead of a planned speech at the Abraham Accords-focused N7 summit on regional economic integration in Tel Aviv, Ms. Krishna-Rogers said. He and his staff sheltered in place during the attacks.
U.S. officials fear that Israelis who are American citizens are among the hostages taken by militants.