Off Topic:  New York police confirm Monsey stabbing suspect in custody

Source: New York police confirm Monsey stabbing suspect in custody | The Times of Israel

Israeli leaders condemn Hanukkah rampage in rabbi’s home that left 5 injured; Yisrael Beytenu leader Liberman encourages immigration to Israel as ‘solution’ to anti-Semitism

Onlookers including Orthodox Jewish stand on the corner of Forshay Road in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, down the street from the scene of a stabbing that occurred late Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)

Onlookers including Orthodox Jewish stand on the corner of Forshay Road in Monsey, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, down the street from the scene of a stabbing that occurred late Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. (AP Photo/Allyse Pulliam)

Several people have been injured in a stabbing at a synagogue in the New York suburb of Monsey, according to multiple reports from the scene.

The Times of Israel is liveblogging the latest updates.

Litzman urges US authorities to fight ‘terrible’ anti-Semitism

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, joins Israeli politicians in expressing dismay over the Monsey stabbing.

“It is shocking to see time and again innocent people being harmed and persecuted simply for being Jewish,” says Litzman. “This is a terrible situation and US leaders and authorities, as in the entire world, must put an end to it and uproot this affliction.”

‘We are all terrified’: Monsey residents shaken by stabbing

Shaken residents of Monsey are taking to social media to express their fears about anti-Semitic attacks in their town.

Yoely Lebovits

@Badchen

I am sure I’m not the only Jew in Monsey that us up at this hour 2AM.
Attacks against Jews is increasing. Yes we need to fight hate with Love and Prayer. But I think we should also have a conversation about training to fight and carrying guns.

Eliyahu Fink@efink

I live in Monsey, NY. We are all terrified.

Sam🇺🇸@samlipschitz

@realDonaldTrump I live in Monsey, it’s the second attack in the last month, I’m scared to let my kids play in the street

Stabbing at my family’s synagogue an hour ago in Monsey. It’s truly a miracle that no one in my family was there…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Aly Frank‎‏ ב- יום שבת, 28 בדצמבר 2019

Shayndi Raice

@Shayndi

Another attack on Jews in my hometown. This is starting to feel scary. https://twitter.com/avitalrachel/status/1211130770833788929 

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt

@avitalrachel

Three Jews stabbed in a synagogue in Monsey tonight. An intruder came into Rabbi Rottenberg’s shul with a machete.

There are no words to describe the anxiety of this moment.

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Blue and White’s Gantz laments ‘horrific’ Monsey attack

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz describes the Monsey attack as “horrific” and expresses confidence New York law enforcement will “do everything to stop this alarming trend.”

בני גנץ – Benny Gantz

@gantzbe

I send my wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims of the hate crime in Monsey, New York. We have become witness to a surge in anti-Semitic violence around the world, and this horrific attack, during a Hanukkah celebration, is further evidence of a global problem that we face.

בני גנץ – Benny Gantz

@gantzbe

I have no doubt that the American authorities, who took the attacker into custody, will show zero tolerance and will do everything to stop this alarming trend.

Ramapo police confirm Monsey suspect in custody

The Ramapo Police Department, in a statement on Facebook, confirm a suspect in the Monsey stabbing has been apprehended.

“The suspect fled the scene, but he is in custody at this time. This investigation is still ongoing,” it says.

Foreign minister says deeply shocked by Monsey attack

Condemning the Monsey attack on a Hasidic community, Foreign Minister Israel Katz says Israelis must refrain from derogatory comments against the ultra-Orthodox in Israel.

“This hate crime requires us to learn to avoid, in the Israeli discourse, derogatory comments about the Haredi community in Israel,” the foreign minister tells Kan radio.

He expresses “heavy shock” over the attack.

Liberman: The solution to anti-Semitism is immigration to Israel

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman also sends well-wishes to the victims of the Monsey stabbing.

In a Hebrew-language tweet, he writes: “Again and again, we are witnesses to the dire consequences of anti-Semitism, this time in Monsey, New York. Alongside the deep sadness and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured, it’s important to know that the main solution to these trends is immigration to Israel.”

He is also joined by Blue and White’s Yair Lapid, who also sends wishes for a fast recovery to the New York stabbing victims.

“Anti-Semitism won’t defeat us, won’t destroy our spirit,” writes Lapid in Hebrew. “The community in Monsey today, too, will light the last candle of Hanukkah and pray for good news.”

President Rivlin ‘shocked and devastated’ by Monsey stabbing

President Reuven Rivlin condemns the Monsey stabbing, saying in a tweet he’s “shocked and devastated by the terrible terror attack in New York.”

“The resurgent anti-Semitism is not only a problem for the Jewish people, and certainly not for Israel alone. We must work together to confront this evil which is again and again raising its head and represents a real danger to the entire world,” he writes.

ADL: Jewish community needs greater protection

The Anti-Defamation League calls for greater security protection for American Jewish communities.

Jonathan Greenblatt

@JGreenblattADL

We are horrified by this latest attack in Monsey. ADL staff already on the scene, coordinating with law enforcement and supporting the victims of this crime. We will share updates as they become available.

Jonathan Greenblatt

@JGreenblattADL

After the hateful assaults we saw this past week in Brooklyn and Manhattan, it is heart-wrenching to see the holiday of Hanukkah violated yet again. We are outraged because the answer is clear: the Jewish community NEEDS greater protection.

NY governor condemns ‘despicable and cowardly’ Monsey attack

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s directed the police’s hate crimes division “to immediately investigate and to use every tool available to hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

He condemns the Monsey stabbing as a “despicable and cowardly act.”

Andrew Cuomo

@NYGovCuomo

I am horrified by the stabbing of multiple people at a synagogue in Rockland County tonight.

We have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in NY and we will hold the attacker accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

NY stands with the Jewish community.

NYC mayor: We won’t let attacks on Jews become ‘the new normal’

New York City Mayor Bill De Balsio says he won’t let attacks on Jews become the “new normal.”

“We will NOT allow this to become the new normal. We’ll use every tool we have to stop these attacks once and for all. The NYPD has deployed a visible and growing presence around Jewish houses of worship on the streets in communities like Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Boro Park,” he tweets.

“I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith,” he also writes.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

@NYCMayor

Horrific.

So many Jewish families in our city have close ties to Monsey. We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now.

I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith. https://twitter.com/cbsnewyork/status/1211131699939201031 

CBS New York

@CBSNewYork

BREAKING: At least 3 people have been stabbed by a man with a machete inside a synagogue in Monsey, New York. More here: https://cbsloc.al/2MEzpHV  #CBSNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio

@NYCMayor

Horrific.

So many Jewish families in our city have close ties to Monsey. We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now.

I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith. https://twitter.com/cbsnewyork/status/1211131699939201031 

CBS New York

@CBSNewYork

BREAKING: At least 3 people have been stabbed by a man with a machete inside a synagogue in Monsey, New York. More here: https://cbsloc.al/2MEzpHV  #CBSNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio

@NYCMayor

We will NOT allow this to become the new normal. We’ll use every tool we have to stop these attacks once and for all. The NYPD has deployed a visible and growing presence around Jewish houses of worship on the streets in communities like Williamsburg, Crown Heights and Boro Park.

‘Possible suspect’ located in Monsey stabbing, officials say

A local law enforcement official says a “possible suspect” has been located who may be linked to the Monsey attack.

The vehicle used in the rampage has been found.

Chris Eberhart@ChrisEberhart2

BREAKING: suspect wanted in connection with Monsey stabbing arrested by NYPD in 32 Precinct. @lohud

One of the stabbing victims said to be rabbi’s son

Yossi Gestetner, a co-founder of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) for the Hudson Valley region, tells the New York Times one of the Monsey stabbing victims is a son of the rabbi.

“The house had many dozens of people in there,” Gestetner says. “It was a Hanukkah celebration.”

Two people were reportedly in critical condition, OJPAC adds.

— AFP

New York officials condemn Monsey attack

New York officials are condemning the stabbing at a Monsey synagogue and call for additional efforts to combat rising anti-Semitism.

NY AG James

@NewYorkStateAG

I am deeply disturbed by the situation unfolding in Monsey, New York tonight.

There is zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind and we will continue to monitor this horrific situation.

I stand with the Jewish community tonight and every night.

Mark D. Levine

@MarkLevineNYC

And now this horror tonight just outside the city, in Monsey.

This is a full blown crisis. None of what we are doing is good enough.https://abc7ny.com/sources-5-stabbed-during-hanukkah-celebration-at-rabbis-home/5795550/ 

5 stabbed during Hanukkah celebration at rabbi’s home in Rockland County, sources say

Five people have been stabbed at a rabbi’s house in Rockland County, sources say.

abc7ny.com

Scott M. Stringer

@NYCComptroller

Being Jewish should not mean living in fear. These reports are heartbreaking and horrifying.

I want to be very clear: we must redouble our efforts to keep our community safe in the face of rising anti-Semitism. https://twitter.com/cliffordlevy/status/1211138700157034496 

Clifford Levy

@cliffordlevy

Breaking:
Several wounded in stabbing at rabbi’s home in Monsey, NY, a suburb with a large concentration of ultra-Orthodox Jews.https://nyti.ms/2Mztjsk 

2 critical, one severe after Monsey stabbing

Authorities say two of the stabbing victims in the Monsey attack are in critical condition, with another victim’s injuries described as “severe.”

5 people said injured, to varying degrees, in Monsey stabbing

Five people have been injured in the stabbing attack outside of a synagogue in Monsey, according to latest reports from the scene.

They are said to range from critical condition to some already having been discharged from the hospital.

 

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