Two Jewish youths attacked in NYC in separate incidents

According to the tweet, the suspects made "anti-Jewish statements" and threw eggs at the boy, who was dressed in "traditional Jewish garb."

NYPD vehicle370 (photo credit: Reuters)
NYPD vehicle370
(photo credit: Reuters)

A group of youths attacked a 15-year-old Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, according to a tweet by the New York Police Department.

According to the tweet, the suspects made "anti-Jewish statements" and threw eggs at the boy, who was dressed in "traditional Jewish garb."

The NYPD added that anyone with information on the suspects should contact it.

Separately, antisemitism watchdog group StopAntisemitism tweeted on Wednesday that the NYPD is seeking a suspect who punched an Orthodox Jewish teenager in the back of the head, adding that "The ongoing assault on identifiable Jews in NYC is alarming."

 ANTISEMITIC VERBIAGE and images. (credit: CST) ANTISEMITIC VERBIAGE and images. (credit: CST)

Hate crimes against Jews in New York City

This comes after the ADL reported in June that hate crimes had increased by 196% in New York City between 2020 and 2021 and that antisemitic incidents had increased by 24% in 2021.

Omri Nahmias contributed to this report.