The stabs at New York Chanukah celebrations: The attacker tried to enter the nearby synagogue
According to a devotee who was present, the synagogue was locked inside, so the attacker turned to the candle lighting ceremony held at a rabbi's home in Muncie, which was attended by at least a hundred people at the time. Two of the injured are in human condition. New York authorities have expressed solidarity with the Jewish community: "Zero tolerance for hate crimes"
The stabs at New York Chanukah celebrations: The attacker tried to enter the nearby synagoguePhoto: Reuters
The attacker who wounded five people in a multi-storey house in Monsie, New York, tried to enter the nearby synagogue, but the place was closed from inside - CNN told Aaron Cohen on Sunday. During the incident, the suspect - a black man whose motives have yet to be discovered - attacked those in Machete before fleeing the scene. He was later apprehended by New York police, who have increased its presence in Jewish neighborhoods in recent days due to a wave of anti-Semitic attacks. Two people were critically injured by the stabbing of the knife, which Cohen said was large "like a broom."
The place is a devotee who participated in the celebration. Cohen said at least a hundred people attended the rabbi's house to light the seventh candle of the holiday at the time of the incident. Monsey is located in Rockland County, where the highest concentration of Jews per capita than any other county in the United States - about 30%.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo charged the state with investigating hate crimes by the state to investigate the incident, saying it was a terrorist act. "Anti-Semitism and bigotry are contrary to our values of inclusion and diversity and we have zero tolerance for such hatreds," he said in a statement on his behalf. Later he reached the stabbing scene.
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Big knife "like a broom". The suspect in the shooting (screenshot: CBS Network)
Suspected of shooting Jews in a multi-family home in New York State (Photo: CBS Network, screenshot)
The suspect fled the scene (at the top of the record):
New officials have expressed solidarity with the Jewish community after the incident, joining a series of violent incidents against New York Jews recently.
"We will not allow this to become the new normal state. We will use every tool we have to stop these attacks once and for all," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, noting the increase in the presence of municipal police in neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Borough Park.
"Hatred has no home in our city." The stabbing scene in the rabbi's home in Muncie
Documentation from the stabbing scene at the Rabbi House in Munsi, December 29, 2019 (Photo: Untitled)
Over the weekend, De Blasio announced that against the backdrop of anti-Semitic incidents, local police would increase her presence in Brooklyn neighborhoods where large Jewish communities live. Only in the past week, during at least Chanukah, at least six hate crimes were reported in the area. "Hate has no home in our city," De Blasio wrote in his Twitter account. "Anyone who acts against terrorism against our Jewish population will be prosecuted." The mayor added that "anti-Semitism is an attack on our city's values and is confronted with it front-line."More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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The stabbing scene in the rabbi's home in Muncie
Documentation from the stabbing scene at the Rabbi House in Muncie, December 29, 2019 (Photo: Untitled)
New York Prosecutor Leticia James said she was "very disturbed" by the incident. "There is zero tolerance for hate crimes of any kind, and we will continue to monitor this horrific occurrence," James said, adding: "I stand with the Jewish community tonight, and every night."
Director of Anti-Defamation League Jonathan Greenblatt also condemned the acts. "The heart is shrinking to see Chanukah once again," he said. "Whether at synagogue, supermarket shopping or house celebrations, Jews should be safe from violence. We need the authorities to provide increased protection now and all the force of the law will be used against those who commit such heinous crimes. "
"Anti-Semitism is an attack on our city's values" (Photo: Reuters)
The scene of the stabbing at the home of a Jewish rabbi in Muncie, New York, December 29, 2019 (Photo: Reuters)