FLATBUSH (VINnews) — A Yeshiva student was assaulted in Flatbush on Tuesday in an anti-Semitic attack.
The incident occurred on Ave M in Flatbush at approximately 2:00 PM.
Security footage released by Flatbush Shomrim shows two Yeshiva boys walking down the street, when a mob of teens runs up behind them. As they pass them, one of the teens punches one of the Jewish boys in the face, causing him to stumble and nearly fall. According to reports, he was treated by Hatzalah for injuries.
The boys told Hamodia that they realized they were being tailed by a group of approximately 10 muslim teens before the attack, adding that the attacker demanded that they yell “Free Palestine” before he then turned violent.
Councilman Kalman Yeger visited the crime scene, where he accused New York’s failed justice system as the reason these hate crimes keep occurring. “When we hear about these violent anti-Semitic attacks that are happening nearly daily in New York City, we know the reason they’re happening is because people think they can get away with it. And as long as that continues to be the case, it’s not going to end.”
“We know the cops will do their job; they will find the perpetrators,” he continued. “But what happens after that? If they’re going to be released and be allowed to do this over and over and over again, it’s never going to stop. This has to end.”