Shliach Injured in Chemical Attack at Chabad House

An unknown attacker sprayed a dangerous substance on the front door of the Chabad House in the Rechavia neighborhood of Yerushalayim, resulting in injuries to Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg.

By reporter

An unknown attacker sprayed a dangerous chemical substance on the entrance to the Chabad House in the Rechavia neighborhood of Yerushalayim.

Not long after arriving at his Chabad House, Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg began feeling a burning sensation in his eyes. After consulting with medical experts, he was immediately rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment and observation.

A preliminary investigation revealed that during the night an unknown suspect sprayed the toxic substance at the entrance. Police have opened an investigation and are trying to identify the suspect.

Rabbi Yaakov Halperin, the Chabad representative in the Jerusalem municipality said: “As someone with a front-row seat to the activities of all 35 Chabad Houses in the capital and intimately involved in the activities of Rabbi Goldberg, I find this incident very disturbing.”

“I am confident that this incident will only lead to the strengthening of Chabad’s activities, beginning with the upcoming Lag B’Omer parades,” he said.


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