man shoots outside synagogue in New York state capital, causing no injuries

This attack occurs on the first day of the Jewish religious holiday of Hanukkah, in a context of an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the United States.



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The Temple Israel synagogue in Albany (United States), in June 2022, in an image from the Google Street View service.  (GOOGLE MAPS)

A man was arrested in the New York state capital of Albany after firing shots outside the city’s synagogue, causing no injuries, Governor Kathy said. Hochul, Thursday December 7.

A person “fired shots while making threatening remarks” outside the Temple Israel synagogue, she said. A “28 year old suspect” was arrested, added the Democratic governor, who was delighted that “No one was injured by this incident”.

“The safety of New York Jews is non-negotiable”insisted Kathy Hochul, while the more than two million American Jews in her state celebrated the start of the religious festival of Hanukkah. “Any anti-Semitic act is unacceptable”she added, specifying that the police will be in “state of emergency” for Hanukkah evenings, which lasts until December 15, in a context of an increase in verbal or physical attacks against Jewish people in the United States.

The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, clarified for his part that the “security” would be “reinforced” around the nine-branched candelabra symbolic of Hanukkah placed in the public space.

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