US Trump condemns anti-Semitic attack in New York

22:15  29 december  2019
22:15  29 december  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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  ADL Offering $10,000 Reward To Help Fight Anti-Semitic Attacks In NYC Another attack on a Jewish man in New York City has prompted the Anti-Defamation League to offer a $10,000 reward leading to an arrest the most recent attack. © Provided by CBS New York The latest assault was recorded by ADL as one of three violent incidents against Jews in the last 24 hours, including another assault in Manhattan and an incident reported as aggravated harassment in Brooklyn. Police said a man in a yarmulke was brutally attacked on East 41st Street near Third Avenue just after 11 a.m. in the Murray Hill neighborhood.

President Trump on Sunday condemned the recent anti-Semitic attack in New York, calling the stabbing of five people during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home "horrific."

a man wearing a suit and tie: Trump condemns anti-Semitic attack in New York© UPI Trump condemns anti-Semitic attack in New York

"We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism," he posted on Twitter. "Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery."

The alleged attacker entered Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg's home before stabbing five Hasidic Jews as they lit the candle for the seventh night of Hanukkah. The victims were taken to local hospitals.

Police arrested the alleged perpetrator Thomas Grafton, charging him with attempted murder.

Several politicians have denounced the stabbing, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) who designated it a domestic terrorist attack.

The attack comes as New York experiences a string of anti-Semitic incidents during the Hanukkah season.

Trump has taken steps to target anti-Semitism over his presidency, including an executive order this month intended to crackdown on anti-Semitism on college campuses.

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The NYPD says there were at least 14 anti-Semitic hate crimes in the city during the week of Chanukkah alone. In some cases, the victims have been punched, kicked, robbed and had anti-Semitic slurs yelled at them.RELATED STORY: Lawmakers, Community Step Up Response Amid New Reports Of Anti-Semitic AttacksIn light of the attacks, some members of the Jewish faith have pushed for more safety in the community.The governor has announced state police will add patrols in Jewish neighborhoods, and Mayor Bill de Blasio says additional NYPD strategic response officers will also be in the streets.

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