Purported pro-Palestinian supporters attack Jewish couple in New York
ByJTA
27 August 2014 11:19
Police reportedly believe the couple was singled out by gang because the husband was wearing a yarmulke.
A man wearing a kippah

A man wearing a kippa. (photo credit:REUTERS)

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.



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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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