By COLlive reporter
A black woman has been arrested by police after leading an anti-Semitic attack on the New York Subway 2 train by in Manhattan.
Her first target was Yosef Gurevitch, a Lubavitcher Chossid from Crown Heights who runs a Judaica store in Great Neck, NY.
“She was calling out anti-Semitic words, Allah Akbar and slurs against Jews such as the reason for the Jersey City shooting was because Jews were money hungry,” Gurevitch said.
The Chossid said he didn’t respond to her, and other subway riders remained silent too, “because she looked to me drunk or stoned.”
At the next stop by TriBeCa, 2 young Israeli women boarded the train and headed over to the only empty seats – near the verbally abusive woman.
The woman refused to allow the Israelis to sit down on the busy train. Lihi Aharon, one of the Israelis, then saw how the woman renewed her verbal attacks on the chossid.
According to a report, the angry woman began reciting Islamic prayers and yelling horrid things like “it’s good they killed Jews in New Jersey, they should have killed all of you.”
Aharon began filming the incident which caught the women’s attention. Things quickly escalated and the woman got up and smacked the phone out of Aharon’s hands and began grabbing and striking at her face.
Aharon fought back and knocked the woman down, refusing to be physically beaten, according to a report. The woman lunged herself back at Lihi and the fight continued until they both found each other outside of the train as the doors opened.
“No one did anything. No words. No Actions. Just dozens of people watching as if they were the audience of a TV show,” said Jewish activist Rudy Rochman, who publicized the incident.
Aharon was left bloodied on her face. The woman was arrested and as the Police were taking statements, she continued with insults and profanities, witnesses reported.