(JNS) The New York Police Department is investigating a possible bias-crime attack against a Jewish man on Saturday,July 11, and now the Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward to help catch the assailants. According to NYPD spokesman Det. Hubert Reyes, the 51-year-old victim was walking down a street in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 11 when occupants in a blue SUV began yelling antisemitic slurs at him. The victim answered them back, and “two men in the vehicle stepped out and punched the victim in the head.” The assailants drove off while the victim walked to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for a laceration to his head and a broken finger on his right hand.
“We are alarmed and deeply disturbed that another violent antisemitic incident has occurred in Brooklyn,” said Etzion Neuer, interim regional director of the New York/New Jersey ADL. “This is horrific, and the hate must stop. The fact that this alleged attack took place during the Sabbath makes it even more egregious.” The ADL is offering a reward of up to $10,000 information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attackers.
Brooklyn is no stranger to antisemitic incidents. In December 2019 and January 2020, incidents were reported on a near-weekly basis.
Main Photo: Street view of the mainly ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Borough Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 2014. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash 90.