to connectVideoPolice investigate string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York City during Hanukkah
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in charge of the national police department hate crimes task force to assist the NYPD to catch criminals; and Rick Leventhal reporting.
On the fifth night of Hanukkah was the sixth anti-Semitic attacks in New York City this week, is a worrying sign of anti-Semitism is on the rise, the researchers said.
The last one to close opened Thursday in Brooklyn, where the police have arrested a woman who allegedly was assaulted by another woman, calling her a “f—ing Jew.”
The series of incidents began on Monday when a 28-year-old man who allegedly beat and kicked a 65-year-old man in Manhattan while shouting, “F— you, being a Jew,” in the New York city Police Department was unveiled. The victim with cuts to his face and hand, police said.
The former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the victim, wearing a black yarmulke, and the control of the mobile phone when the attack unfolded blocks away from Grand Central Terminal. The police arrested the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Steven George.
Later that day, the police had been made aware of another incident in Brooklyn where a group of teenagers reportedly approached a 6-year-old child from the back, hitting him in the lobby of a residential building.
On Tuesday, a group of teens allegedly yelled “f— you, being a Jew,” the 25-year-old man as he walked down the street in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, before the swing of their Do him, he told police.
Several hours later, a suspect punched a Jewish man who was in the back of the head while another filmed the assault, Yeshiva World News reported. The Anti-Defamation League [ADL] and offered a $10,000 reward for any information about the incident.
“We are shocked by the sheer frequency, and the harsh nature of this incident,” ADL Regional Director for New York and New Jersey, and Evan Bernstein said. “They are very, very low, due to the fact that they are in a period of time in which the society is supposed to be in the peace of the holiday season, and as a Jewish community, and in particular, on the edge, if it is to recover from the deadly attack in Jersey City, on the 10th of December. Enough is enough, now is the time for the community to come together as a team in the rejection of this hatred for government officials and business leaders from the community to speak up, lead by example, and demand meaningful change to protect the Jewish community.”
New York city mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Wednesday: “It is not enough just to condemn anti-Semitism, we have to face up to. The despicable crimes committed against the Jewish community for the last 24 hours have been an attack on ALL New Yorkers. The NYPD has been engaged in the research of all of them, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo echoed the mayor’s sentiments in a statement of his own on Wednesday.
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“This heinous and cowardly act of anti-Semitism is contrary to our values, and it is even more despicable is that it is about the holidays,” said Cuomo. “We have absolutely zero tolerance for bigotry and hatred, and that we will continue to call on whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head.”
The increase in the number of anti-Semitic crimes, came less than two weeks after the attack was targeted and a shootout at a kosher deli in Jersey City, which is still the number of the dead.