30 December 2019
CHRISTIANS FOR TRUTH — The State of Israel has promised to get involved with the investigation of a non-fatal stabbing in Rockland County, New York, where a deranged Black man walked into a rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah celebration Saturday night and injured five people who were taken to nearby hospitals, according to police:
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley Region said in a tweet that victims inside the Monsey residence were Hasidic Jews. Two people are in critical condition, co-founder of the council, Yossi Gestetner, told CNN…
Rockland County — where the stabbing took place — has the largest Jewish population per capita of any US county, according to New York state . More than 30% of its residents are Jewish.
Officials are still working an active crime scene, Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said in a news conference.
He said a suspect, described as a tall black man, was apprehended by police.
…The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of New York also said they were heading to the scene to learn more and coordinate with law enforcement…
In response to the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would work with local authorities to deal with incidents of anti-Semitism.
“Israel condemns in every sense the latest anti-Semitic incidents and the brutal attack in the middle of Hanukkah at the rabbi’s house in Monsey, New York. We send wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” he said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “We will work together in every way with the local authorities in order to help eliminate this phenomena. We offer our help to all countries.”
Why are police in Rockland County allowing the ADL, a private non-profit jewish advocacy group, and Israel, a foreign nation, to participate in and potentially interfere with an investigation into a local stabbing?