New Jersey Family Mourns Loss of Itay Glisko in Hamas Attack

Itay Glisko Dual Citizen USA Israel
20-year-old Itay Glisko, originally from Paramus, New Jersey, tragically lost his life in the recent Israel attacks. Image courtesy of

New Jersey Family Mourns Loss of Itay Glisko in Hamas Attack

A family from New Jersey is grappling with the tragic news of the death of Itay Glisko, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Israel, who was serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Glisko lost his life during a surprise attack by the Palestinian militant group, Hamas. After a tense four-day period, the family was informed about the discovery of the 20-year-old’s remains.

Itay Glisko, originally from Paramus, New Jersey, had moved to Israel with his family during his early years. Upon turning 18, he joined the IDF to fulfill his mandatory service. Described as a “beautiful boy” by his relatives, Glisko’s dedication and bravery were evident even in his final moments, as recounted by a fellow soldier.

The Hamas attack resulted in the death of over 1,000 individuals, including 14 Americans. Additionally, around 150 people, including IDF members, are reportedly being held captive in Gaza by Hamas. The family had been anxiously waiting for any news about Itay, hoping against hope for a positive outcome.

The recent events have been described as heart-wrenching by Glisko’s family, with many members losing sleep and constantly awaiting updates. The situation has been compared to the brutal actions of ISIS, and U.S. President Joe Biden has also drawn parallels between the two, condemning the inhumane acts.

The ongoing conflict, which began over the weekend, is expected to leave a lasting impact on Israel’s history, with many believing that the repercussions will be felt for years to come.

Source: The Daily Beast

Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, expressed his sorrow on Twitter, stating, “We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing of 20-year-old Itay Glisko, who grew up in Paramus, during the recent events in Israel. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Itay’s family in this challenging period.