A man attacked a Rabbi and congregants at a synagogue in Buenos Aires, South America after the conclusion of the Friday night prayer service.
The assailant threw stones at the congregants and broke a bottle and threatened the congregants. A woman stood beside him who shouted numerous anti-semitic slurs at the worshipers. The synagogues security guard took down the man until the police came to arrest him.
The synagogue’s rabbi, Uriel Husni who suffered cuts on his arm said “I never thought that something like this could happen. We had terror here. Together with security, we were able to stop it. We are asking for police protection for the door of the synagogue.”
This is not the first time a Rabbi was attacked in South America.
Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich, was severely beaten and savagely attacked by a group of strangers who entered his house in Buenos Aires, and hospitalized with serious injuries.
Davidovich’s wife was tied up during the break-in and the assailants stole money and other possessions from the home while also telling the Rabbi “We know that you are the AMIA Rabbi.”