In the past three weeks, around the Jewish celebrations of Hanukkah, at least 14 disturbing anti-Semitic attacks have been reported in New York, according to the Washington Examiner.
The latest known was one that occurred Dec. 24, although it was not until Monday—after the release of the surveillance video—that the episode became known.
The security footage shows seven teenagers walking down a street when they encountered an Orthodox Jew who crossed them in the opposite direction. As he was walking, one of the group members threw a chair at him.
Several of the teenagers tried to jump the man from behind as he continued to walk. When he turned to face them, one of the teens threw a punch at him while another hit him with the chair again.
The video was posted on Twitter Monday by Yaakov Berhrman, who founded the Jewish Alliance of the Future. ” I found disturbing footage of chair throwing & assault on Chassidic Jew Tue on Albany & Lincoln. Victim is uncomfortable reporting due to the discovery reform (attacker may know his identity). Same group assaulted someone later that night on Union Kingston.”
I found disturbing footage of chair throwing & assault on Chassidic Jew Tue on Albany & Lincoln. Victim is uncomfortable reporting due to the discovery reform (attacker may know his identity). Same group assaulted someone later that night on Union Kingston. @NYPD77Pct @NYPD71Pct pic.twitter.com/f5jEAL5SkR
— Yaacov Behrman (@ChabadLubavitch) December 31, 2019
The Daily Mail made a compilation of this whole wave of irrational violence invading the Democratic state of New York. These were:
Dec. 28—suspect, believed to be 37-year-old Grafton Thomas, entered the home of a rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey and attacked five Orthodox Jews with a machete.
Dec. 27, 7 a.m.—A hooded man threatened to shoot at the Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Dec. 27, 12:40 a.m.—Tiffany Harris, 30, is arrested for allegedly slapping three other women in the face and head on a corner of Crown Heights.
Dec. 26, 3:20 p.m.—A 42-year-old homeless woman screams anti-Semitic insults and then hits a Jewish woman in the head with her purse in front of her 3-year-old son.
Dec. 25, 1 a.m.—A Jewish man while walking through Brooklyn’s Borough Park section was beaten in an unprovoked attack.
Dec. 24—A 25-year-old Jewish man was ticked off by a group shouting anti-Semitic insults.
Dec. 24, 6 p.m.—A 56-year-old Jewish man was beaten about the head by a person while the same group filmed the incident and laughed.
Dec. 24, 5:30 p.m.—A group of teenagers attacks a Jewish man with a chair and beats him several times.
Dec. 23—A Miami man was arrested for making an anti-Semitic remark and attacking a man in Midtown Manhattan.
President Donald Trump pledged to “eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism” after five people were stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration.
On Sunday, Dec. 29, President Trump expressed his condolences and pledged to help fight anti-Semitism in the United States.
“The anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, New York, on the 7th night of Hanukkah last night is horrific.” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“We must all come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism. Melania and I wish the victims a quick and full recovery,” he added.