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’770′ Stabber Kept Saying ‘Kill the Jews’

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The stabbing of 22-year-old Israeli rabbinical student Levi Yitzchok Rosenblat at 1:37 am Tuesday morning in the synagogue at Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters was a hate crime, and not a random attack, according to Chabad officials, but nevertheless, leaders urged the community to remain “calm” and “keep the peace.”

The stabber, 50-year-old Calvin Peters attacked Rosenblat, a resident of Beitar Illit, in the downstairs sanctuary of the Chassidic movement’s world-famous building “770” Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Officers in a mobile police base directly across the street from “770” saw the attack unfold on the security screens in front of their eyes before racing to stop the bloodshed.

A spokesperson for Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters told JewishPress.com Tuesday night the young Israeli rabbinical student was studying in the synagogue when the attacker approached him and stabbed him.

“According to witnesses he was heard saying repeatedly “Kill the Jews,” said Rabbi Motti Seligson, a spokesperson for Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters. “Several other individuals immediately intervened.”

By then, Rosenblat was in critical condition from multiple stab wounds. His condition has since stabilized and he is currently hospitalized at Bellevue Medical Center in Manhattan, where he is listed in serious but stable condition. During the day he underwent emergency surgery at the hospital.

A team of police converged on the perpetrator and ordered him to drop the weapon. Initially the attacker did, in fact, drop the knife, but within seconds he retrieved it and continued moving towards the officers with the weapon in his hand. When  after 12 requests to drop the weapon Peters tried to charge the officers, escalating the danger, an officer drew and fired one shot from his own weapon to neutralize that threat. Peters later died of his wounds at Kings County Hospital.

“While we are very pained by everything that has unfolded, we are very grateful to the police for their quick response and are working closely with the authorities in their ongoing investigation,” Seligson said. “We commend the heroic efforts of the individuals who were present and took immediate action, if not for their intervention the outcome could have been, G-d forbid far worse. We continue to pray for the young man who is in stable condition,” he added.

New York City activists and politicians called for unity and calm at a joint news conference Tuesday afternoon, where they joined in commending the responding police officers for their restraint in handling the attack. Jewish Community Relations Council leader Michael Miller noted that a synagogue “should remain a safe place.” Another Jewish leader commented that the attack on a worshiper in a Jewish house of prayer echoed the recent terrorist massacre that took place at a well-known synagogue during morning prayers in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. Other leaders expressed concerns the incident would trigger racial tensions and urged residents to “keep the peace.”

The news conference, organized by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, was held just a few steps from where the attack took place. Politicians and activists of all races, including city public advocate Letitia James, Assemblywoman Laurie Cumbo and city council member Mark Levine underscored their approval of the police officers who had only opened fire when no other choice was left. Running footage from a 24-hour security camera monitored constantly clearly substantiated police accounts of the encounter.

A reader on the Crown Heights.info website commented on the officer who shot the stabber: “In this political climate, a lot was on this policeman’s shoulders – more than just the incident in front of him, but the very real worry about sparking a race riot, justified or not!… I phoned the non-emergency number of the 71st precinct and I thanked them for handling things the way they did. And I told them to keep up the good work. And I’m proud that I did! I think everyone should phone the police department and thank them when they do a good job.”

Update: Attacker Shot Dead after Stabbing Torah Student at 770 Chabad World Headquarters

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A young rabbinic student in “kvutza” studies, (a special rabbinic program) and an Israeli from Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion, was stabbed early Tuesday morning in Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway and is currently listed in stable condition with wounds to the chest, abdomen, head and neck, according to sources in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

The 51-year-old attacker died in a hospital from a single bullet fired by a police officer. He was identified as Calvin Peters.

The incident, which took place at 1:40 am, was not terrorist event, but Peters was quoted by the Daily News as saying, “I will kill the Jew! I want to kill the Jew!”

He was a member of Brooklyn’s African-American community and entered the sanctuary in the downstairs section of the synagogue. Peters confronted a group of young men, waving around a switchblade knife in an agitated manner, according to a report posted on the CrownHeights.info website.

An eyewitness said the suspect immediately attacked one of the young Jews, stabbing him in the neck. The victim fled the synagogue, bleeding profusely, witnesses said, together with fellow congregants who called out for police and Hatzoloh emergency service medics. The attack was also caught on security cameras being monitored by nearby police and security personnel, who arrived immediately.

Both are stationed next door to the synagogue; police ordered the stabber to drop his weapon – which he did – but seconds later he retrieved the knife and began threatening police officers as well when they approached to take him into custody.

When the suspect attempted to attack the officers, police reportedly fired one shot and hit the suspect in the torso.

Meanwhile, the stabbed victim was being treated outside the synagogue. As soon as the suspect was disarmed, New York City emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medics from Hatzoloh entered the building to provide him with first aid before police took him into custody and brought him to the hospital, where he later died.

The police officer with whom the suspect was struggling was transported to Methodist Hospital for medical care as well.

The public is asked to please pray for the complete recovery of Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel, the young rabbinic student now in stable condition but still in need of prayers at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

Update 9:52 AM: Chabad 770 Stabbing Attack Victim in Serious Condition [video]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

A man armed with a knife seriously wounded a yeshiva student at the Chabad “770” headquarters in Brooklyn around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning (EDT).

The attack occurred in the study hall, where security cameras transmitted the attack on line to police, who immediately arrived.

They ordered the attacker to drop his knife and then shot him in the stomach when he refused.
The knife-wielding man described as a black man, lost consciousness.

The victim was stabbed in the head, neck and abdomen. Prayers for his recovery should be made for Levi Yitzchak ben Raizel, reportedly an Israeli from Beitar Illit in western Gush Etzion.

Details to follow.

Update: Terrorist Neutralized after Stabbing Soldier at Gush Etzion [video]

Monday, December 1st, 2014

A female terrorist was shot and seriously wounded Monday morning after stabbing a soldier at the bus stop at the Gush Etzion Junction, just south of Jerusalem on Monday morning.

The soldier suffered light wounds in the shoulder and refused medical treatment.

Soldiers were stationed at the bus stop, and an eyewitness said that they fired in the air when they spotted her and then shot at her when she lunged at her target.

The 20-year-old female terrorist suffered multiple bullet wounds in her upper body, and was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

IDF forces also checked a bag she was carrying, suspecting a bomb. Inside they found a second knife.

Arab sources has identified her as Amal Takataka, from the nearby Beit Fajar, and a member of Fatah, the military wing of the PLO. She had an arrest record.

A knife a female terrorist used to stab a soldier on Dec. 1, 2014 at Tzomet HaGush.  The soldier was lightly wounded.

A knife a female terrorist used to stab a soldier on Dec. 1, 2014 at Tzomet HaGush. The soldier was lightly wounded.

The IDF has set up roadblocks in the area to try to catch the vehicle that transported the Palestinian Authority terrorist.

Davidi Perl, Mayor of Gush Etzion thanked the soldiers from the Kfir unit for their fast response.

Last month, an Arab hit-and-run terrorist killed 26-year-old Dalia Lemkos and wounded two others at the same intersection.

A PA hit-and-run terrorist several weeks ago ran over three soldiers at the same location.

Terrorists also were busy in Samaria Monday morning, where alert Border Patrol officers arrested an 18-year-old youth carrying a knife

 

Police Arrest Suspected Stabber in Old City [video]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

On Monday night, 3 students from the Shuvu Banim yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem were stabbed by two Arab terrorists.

Bystanders caught on video the police arresting one of the suspects in the stabbing.

2 Jews Stabbed by Arab Terrorists in Old City of Jerusalem

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jerusalem district police closed all entrances to the Old City Monday evening after two men were stabbed by Arab assailants near the Jaffa Gate.

A 45-year-old man managed to drag himself to the Kishleh police station with stab wounds in the abdomen, and said he’d been stabbed by Arabs.

A second man, age 32, was also hurt. He suffered wounds to the neck, and had a broken hand.

Both were rushed to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Police said three Jewish students from the Breslov Chassidic Yeshiva ‘Shuvu Banim’ were stabbed and beaten by a group of Arabs who surrounded them and then fled immediately following the attack.

It is not clear how the confrontation began, nor whether there was an argument and if so, who began it. However, Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said authorities “strongly believe” the incident was a terror attack.

Three of the suspects who were arrested reportedly are Arab residents of Jerusalem. In an odd twist, two Jews reportedly were also arrested in connection with the attack, according to The Muqata, although no details were provided.

Police joined Border Patrol officers in searching the area for additional perpetrators.

In the past month, 11 Israelis have died at the hands of Arab terrorists in Israel. The figure includes five victims who were murdered in a bloodbath last week at a Jerusalem synagogue perpetrated by two terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Attempted Stabbing in Rechovot – UPDATE

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

UPDATE: A reader informs us that their was no attempted stabbing by a suspected terrorist. There was a disagreement between a woman and a peddler.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/attempted-stabbing-in-rechovot/2014/11/20/

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