Brooklyn synagogue stabbing: Jewish man, son seriously wounded

A Jewish man and his son suffered serious injuries after they were stabbed. 

By World Israel News Staff

Police are saying it wasn’t a hate crime, according to WABC-TV in New York.

A Jewish man and his teenage son suffered stab wounds when a man attacked them with a box cutter outside their synagogue in Brooklyn’s Kensington neighborhood.

The attack started when the father, 45, and his son, 18, got into an argument with three men who were drinking outside the synagogue early Sunday.

The father suffered wounds to his neck and arm. The son was injured in his neck and stomach. They were rushed  to Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park in serious but stable condition, reported the New York Daily News.

One of the three men, Vinesh Marajh, 42, was arrested and charged with assault. The two others have not been caught.

Brooklyn has seen a series of attacks on Jews in recent months, the most recent on Saturday, when an Orthodox Jewish man was assaulted in similar circumstances as the Sunday attack.

According to local blog, the victim saw two men drinking in front of a synagogue before they began insulting him with anti-Jewish slurs.

One of the men knocked the victim over and began hitting him in the face with his own belt.

That was the third such attack within a week in Brooklyn.

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said of the attack, “A young Jewish man was called a f***ing Jew and then belted over the head with a metal belt buckle!”

Rabbi Eli Cohen, executive director of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, told The Algemeiner last week that the attacks are “a disturbing trend.”

“Statistics don’t lie,” he said, “and we have seen an increase in incidents over the past year and a half.”