A knife-wielding attacker has stabbed five people at a Hanukkah party at the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg of Monsey, NY.

On Saturday evening around 10 p.m., the attacker, armed with a machete, entered the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, who was hosting a Hanukkah gathering. During the attack, attendees hurled tables and chairs to fend off the knifeman, who stabbed five people before leaving the building in the direction of the nearby synagogue. He fled the scene after realizing the Jewish house of worship was locked, eyewitnesses said.

There have been at least 13 anti-Semitic attacks in the state of New York since December 8, 2019.

“This is violence that is fueled by hatred. It is mass violence and I see this as an act of domestic terrorism. Let’s call it what it is,” NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said.