New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton met earlier today, Tuesday, in front of 770, with one of the Yeshiva student who was of the victims of the molotov cocktail attack this past Friday.
Senator Jesse Hamilton stated:
I met today with Yosef Rachimi, who is an Israeli rabbinical student studying in my district the year. He is one of the two students who were nearly struck by a Molotov cocktail on Friday in the city.
Incidents like this challenge the very core of our community. Whomever the intended victim, whatever the perpetrator’s depraved intention, whenever these crimes occur – we must reject them.
We must support all victims in speaking out, in helping the police apprehend the perpetrators, and in recovering from a traumatic experience.
Incidents like this underscore the importance of the work of the United Against Violence Task Force I recently launched.
We are working to bring community groups and neighbors together in rejecting violence and pursuing peace on our streets.
I commend the NYPD for treating this case with the seriousness it deserves and await the conclusions of their investigations.