Israeli Leaders Condemn Monsey Terror Attack

    Police work at a residence in Monsey, N.Y., early Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration. Authorities say that several people were stabbed north of New York City late Saturday night and a possible suspect has been located. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley region tweeted reports that the stabbing took place at the house of a Hasidic rabbi while they were celebrating Hanukkah. (Seth Harrison/The Journal News via AP)

    JERUSALEM (VINnews) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced a stabbing which took place a rabbi’s home in Monsey, NY to celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah

    “Israel unequivocally condemns the recent expressions of anti-Semitism and the vicious attack in the middle of Hanukkah on the rabbi’s house in Monsey, New York,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of his weekly cabinet meeting. “We send our wishes of recovery to the wounded. We will cooperate in every way with the local authorities in order to defeat this phenomenon. We offer our help to each and every state.”

    Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz described the Monsey attack as “horrific” and expressed his confidence in New York’s law enforcement that they would “do everything to stop this alarming trend.”

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin also condemned the attack on Twitter saying a collective effort is needed to stop future incidents.

    “Shocked and outraged by the terrible attack in #NY and praying for the recovery of those injured. #Antisemitism is not just a #Jewish problem, and certainly not just the State of #Israel’s problem,” he tweeted. “We must work together to confront this rising evil, which is a real global threat.”

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