Incident Summary:

08/09/2016: Assailants threw a firecracker at the house of Rabbi Simcha Morgenstern in New City, New York, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two coordinated attacks on the same night. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Rabbi: Simcha Morgenstern
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A firecracker was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Semitic extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Homes of Two New York Rabbis Hit in Alleged Coordinated Firecracker Attack," Five Towns Jewish Times, August 12, 2016.
"Incendiary Devices Explode Near Homes of 2 Rockland Rabbis," Hamodia, August 11, 2016.
"Incendiary devices explode outside 2 rabbis' homes in New City," Lower Hudson Online, August 11, 2016.