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Palestinian Man In New York Punched And Kicked By Group Waving Israeli Flag: Police


A gaggle “yelling out anti-Palestine statements” and “waving an Israeli flag” assaulted a Palestinian man in Brooklyn, the New York Metropolis Police Division stated.

The person was with two pals Wednesday night time when three automobiles rolled by and people inside made the remarks, the NYPD stated in an announcement to HuffPost.

“A number of unknown males exited the autos and approached the victims, making additional anti-Palestine statements,” police stated. “The males then assaulted the 18-year-old sufferer, punching and kicking him repeatedly.”

The Palestinian man’s pals, ages 19 and 20, have been “additional harassed” however unhurt by the group, who later fled of their autos, the NYPD stated.

Police advised CBS Information that every one three victims have been of Arab or Palestinian descent.

The assault comes throughout rising tensions as violence escalates in Israel and Gaza.

Hours earlier than the incident involving the 18-year-old, a 34-year-old man holding a Palestinian flag was attacked in a separate encounter in Brooklyn, CBS Information reported. And at Columbia College, which has seen competing protests over the Center East battle this week, a 24-year-old Israeli scholar was allegedly hit within the hand with a picket stick by a 19-year-old girl, the NYPD stated.

No suspects have been arrested within the assault towards the 18-year-old, however the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Process Power is investigating.

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