Incident Summary:

5/23/1972: Eighteen members of Betar, an organization affiliated with the Jewish Defense League, broke into the office of the Long Island Association of Commerce and Industry in Jericho, New York, United States and smashed windows, fleeing before police arrived.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York


Location Details:
Nassau County

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Long Island Association of Commerce and Industry
Specific Description Long Island Association of Commerce and Industry office in Jericho, New York
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Three days before this incident, the Jewish Resistance Movement claimed credit for throwing a pipe bomb through the window of the same office (197205200003).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jewish Defense League (JDL) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 18
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
David A. Andelman, "Anti-Soviet Bomb Plot Is Laid to 4 on L.I.," New York Times, May 25, 1972.