This Friday, Bochurim on Mivtzoim in Manhattan had a molotov cocktail thrown at them. The explosive contraption barely missed the Bochurim, and B”H there were no injuries.
“I felt something hit the back of my heal”,one of the Bochurim told ChabadInfo. Moments later, the bottle exploded just a few inches away from the Bochurim.
The explosion created a commotion, causing the Fire Department and police officers to respond to the scene.
One of the Bochurim told ChabadInfo that after Shabbos a police report will be filed, before adding that the officer “wasn’t very helpful” before Shabbos.
While there is no specific reported threat to New York’s Jews, the NYPD has responded by heightening security in and around Jewish neighborhoods.
This with the backdrop of recent violent attacks against Jews in Eretz Yisroel by Arabs, who often use Molotov cocktails in their attacks.
Arabs often claim that their attacks againts Jews in Israel are a response to a so-called “occupation”, but attacks against Jews worldwide demonstrates instead the antisemitic nature of the Arab hate of Jews, as Jews worldwide are targeted for simply being Jews, regardless of nationality or political persuasion.