Two Women Allegedly Attacked Jewish Man in Brooklyn

Protecting communities and civil rights

Protecting communities and civil rights

On January 5, a solitary march titled "No Hate".

A Jewish family crosses a street in a Jewish quarter in Williamsburg Brooklyn in New York City on April 24, 2019 in this illustrative image. "No Fear" will leave from Lower Manhattan and cross the Brooklyn Bridge, to be followed by a rally in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza. Get directions to Foley Square and Columbus Park by visiting the UJA Federation site HERE. "We need to march in the streets, together".

Police in New York City have gotten at least 12 reports of attacks possibly propelled by anti-Jewish bias since December 13. Americans Against Antisemitism founder and former NY state assemblyman, Dov Hikind, tweeted on New Year's Day, "Please come out this Sunday for the "No Hate, No Fear" Solidarity March". Other incidents have included a spate of physical assaults on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as the knife attack on a Hanukkah celebration in the town of Monsey in which five people were wounded. The suspect, Grafton Thomas, 37, had searched "why did Hitler hate Jews" online three times, as well as "temples near me".

"And New Yorkers Can't Stand for It", begins by saying that New York has been home to Jews ever since the first Jewish congregation in the United States, Shearith Israel, was founded in 1654. He stated that "this is violence spurred by hate, it is mass violence and I consider this an act of domestic terrorism".

Footage obtained by Pix11 shows one of the women walking beside the man just before his phone is snatched.

A Jewish teenager wearing a kippah was identified as the latest victim of the spate of antisemitic attacks in NY over the holiday season.

Two men flashed a knife at a Jewish teenager walking in Brooklyn on December 30, yelling "Hey Jew Boy" at the 17-year-old, according to the NYPD.

The incident took place a day after a Jewish teen in Brooklyn was robbed by two people who hurled anti-Semitic abuses while taking his earphones and his religious cap, according to another report by the Post.

The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident - the 11th antisemitic attack in New York in recent weeks.

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