Two suspects are being sought by New York’s hate crimes task force after “despicable” antisemitic graffiti was sprayed on the wall of a Brooklyn yeshiva.
The incident took place in the early afternoon of 13th December at the Meslias Bais Yaakov yeshiva. The city’s Hate Crimes Task Force posted video footage of two men vandalising the building with spray-paint.
In a tweet, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described it as a “despicable” act. Governor Andrew Cuomo said that it was “simply despicable” that the “bigoted attack” took place as “the family of New York celebrated Chanukah”.
Saying that he was “disgusted”, Gov. Cuomo called for the Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate and added: “The fact that these vandals targeted an institution focused on educating our children makes their act of hate even more reprehensible.”