A Jewish man wearing Chasidic clothing was punched in the head on Tuesday evening in an unprovoked incident in Brooklyn.
The attack happened at around 7:30 PM in the Chasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg.
Surveillance video from the area shows a Hispanic man approaching a Chasidic man walking at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Rodney Street – in the heart of the Chasidic community – and punching him in the back of the head.
The victim’s hat and yarmulka flew off his head, and before he could turn around, the attacker fled. There were no words exchanged, and the attack was totally unprovoked.
The NYPD and Shomrim were called, but were unable to locate the suspect, who had fled.
Man assaulted in Williamsburg if you have any information please call 911 or Shomrim pic.twitter.com/b2Qm4bOQdM
— Williamsburg Shomrim (@WspuShomrim) May 8, 2019
“It’s shocking but not surprising that such violent hate crimes are being committed against Jews (yesterday in Bklyn) just as antisemitism is being mainstreamed. This attack resembles Nazi Germany where antisemites attacked Jews with glee. We won’t tolerate it!” Tweeted Dov Hikind.