New York City has been rocked by at least four anti-Semitic attacks in two days — including hate-filled violence against two children in Williamsburg, police said Thursday.
The two boys, ages 6 and 7, were allegedly struck from behind by a group of teenagers in a lobby of a residential building at Wythe Place and Wilson Street on Monday around 8:40 p.m., according to police. The victims were treated for minor injuries.
Police responded to a pair of hateful incidents in Crown Heights the next day. One occurred around 1:40 a.m. on Kingston Avenue, where a group began hurling anti-Semitic slurs at a 25-year-old man — with one of them chucking a drink at the victim.
Just after 5 p.m., a 56-year-old man was allegedly punched from behind by a group of people while walking on Union Street. The victim refused medical attention.
Meanwhile, on Monday, police busted a Miami man for hurling anti-Semitic remarks and assaulting a 65-year-old man on East 41st Street near Third Avenue around 11:40 a.m.
“F–k you, Jew bastard,” Steven Jorge, 28, allegedly spewed, before punching and kicking the victim. He was charged with assault as a hate crime.
The troubling incidents are being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.
Mayor de Blasio vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“It’s not enough to condemn anti-Semitism — we have to confront it,” he tweeted on Christmas Day. “The despicable crimes committed against our Jewish community over the last 24 hours are an attack on ALL New Yorkers.”
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