A picture of the scene the day after an hours-long gun battle around a kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dec. 11, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Lloyd Mitchell.

A top US Jewish civil rights group condemned on Tuesday a local education official who blamed last week’s deadly mass shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City on those who were specifically targeted in it — the city’s Jewish residents.

Jersey City Board of Education Trustee Joan Terrell’s comments were made on Facebook in response to an article published by the Insider NJ news site about a gathering of civic and religious readers following the attack, which has been confirmed to have been an antisemitic hate crime.

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