US: Jewish man stabbed by black supremacist Muslim during a Hanukkah celebration dies of his wounds
Yosef Neumann, a Jewish man who was among five people stabbed by a black supremacist Muslim terrorist during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, north of New York City, has died of his wounds three months after the terror attack.
Yosef, 72, died on Sunday night, the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council said in a tweet.
The funeral for the father of seven and great-grandfather will be held on Monday. No further details were provided.
Yosef was one of five Jewish men stabbed on December 28 during a candle-lighting ceremony at Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home.
The 18-inch machete used by the terrorist penetrated Neumann’s skull directly into the brain, his family said in a statement at the time.
Muslim terrorist Grafton Thomas, 37, affiliated with the black supremacist, Jew-hating “Black Hebrew Israelites”, had handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic comments and a swastika and had researched Hitler’s hatred of Jews online.
The Jew-hating terrorist has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in Rockland County. He pleaded not guilty to 10 hate-crime charges in federal court on Jan. 13.
One of the prosecutors has said in the past that if Neumann dies of his wounds, the terrorist could face the death penalty.
The stabbing attack was the latest in a series of attacks against Jewish people in New York. The terrorists in the earlier mass shooting at a kosher grocery store in Jersey City also showed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelite terror group.