This weekend, 5 people had been stabbed whereas they had been celebrating Hanukkah on the dwelling of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg. His house is subsequent door to the Congregation Netzach Yisroel synagogue, positioned in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood north of New York Metropolis. One of many victims is in essential situation.
Police later arrested Grafton E. Thomas, who they are saying fled the scene following the assault and was discovered coated in blood. Based on AP, Thomas has pleaded not responsible after being charged with 5 counts of tried homicide and one rely of housebreaking.
In a press release, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned that the assault was an act of terrorism: That is violence spurred by hate, it’s mass violence and I think about this an act of home terrorism. Lets name it what it’s.
This assault comes after a number of different latest acts of violence towards Jews within the space. Earlier this month, two people opened hearth on a kosher retailer in New Jersey killing 4 folks.Weeks earlier than, a Jewish man in New York was stabbed whereas strolling to synagogue.
In a press release on Twitter, Pres. Trump referred to as the assaults horrific including, We should all come collectively to combat, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism.