A stabbing attack that wounded five people at a rabbi’s house in a New York suburb during celebrations for the Jewish festival of Hanukkah was “an act of terrorism,” the state governor said on Sunday.
“This is an act of terrorism. I think these are domestic terrorists. They are trying to inflict fear,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters after the latest in a spate of attacks against Jewish targets.
Last year a white supremacist walked into a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 people – the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in the United States.