A Jewish married couple were verbally and physically attacked in New York City by assailants yelling anti-Jewish statements.

On Monday evening, a gang pulled up in two cars and several motorcycles and surrounded the couple on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the New York Post reported. Several of the vehicles displayed Palestinian flags.

The wife was hit with a water bottle and her husband was punched in the side of his head, according to the newspaper, which cited law enforcement sources.

Police reportedly believe the couple was singled out because the husband was wearing a yarmulke.

The Upper East Side is an affluent neighborhood with a large Jewish population.


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