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Man sentenced for New York synagogue attack

A 23-year-old man was sentenced to the maximum 5 to 15 years in prison for his role in an attempted firebombing of a New York synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Mazin Assi was convicted in December of charges including attempted arson as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon. An incendiary device was thrown at the synagogue, Congregation of Adath Israel of Riverdale, in October 2000, and a second was left at the entrance to the building and damaged the front door. The crimes were the first to be charged under the state’s new Hate Crimes Statute. After a three-month trial, Assi was found guilty. A second defendant Mohammed Alfaqih, 22, also of Yonkers, was convicted of criminal mischief and was sentenced in February to up to four years in prison. Bronx Supreme Court Justice Steven Barrett scolded Assi at the sentencing Thursday. Full Story

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