The sickening video captured the moment when a man confronted a stranger and yelled, ‘I’ll bash your Jewish f**king head in’ on a Brooklyn street – a series of anti-Semitic attacks in New York City.
The NYPD released the video Friday and sought the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator.
The 30-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, was walking down Rutland Road near Brooklyn Ave in East Flatbush around 10:15 a.m. Thursday when the man he didn’t know began yelling at him, according to the NYPD.
The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and backpack on his chest, gesturing to the victim off-camera in the video clip of the exchange.
A Brooklyn bigot Thursday threatened to ‘pound’ a man’s “Jewish bastard” in what police are describing as yet another anti-Semitic hate crime in the city on Thursday
The incident is just one of many anti-Jewish attacks and intimidation that have taken place across the city in recent months, with Brooklyn being the epicenter.
The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating Thursday’s anti-Semitic incident, one of many the department has addressed in recent months.
Just last month, the Task Force investigated two possibly related anti-Jewish incidents that took place in Brooklyn.
The first incident took place outside a synagogue in Borough Park, where three unidentified men in a blue Toyota Camry parked outside while shouting anti-Semitic statements. ABC7 NY.
Police added that they specifically said ‘Free Palestine! Kill all the Jews!’ in four male victims standing outside the synagogue, who entered the Jewish house of worship and locked the door.
Two of the suspects then exited the Camry and began banging on the synagogue’s front door when they were unable to enter, the news channel reported in May.
Authorities say they kicked and smashed the side window of a car parked near the synagogue.
In another anti-Semitic attack in Brooklyn, two teenage boys were beaten, suffocated and chased with bats by assailants after refusing to comply with their demands to make anti-Jewish comments in May.
Later that same day, a second anti-Semitic incident occurred on Ocean Parkway in the nearby Kensington neighborhood.
Police say a pair of 17-year-old and 18-year-old men were confronted by two unidentified men who demanded that the victims make anti-Jewish statements, according to ABC 7.
The suspects physically assaulted the two teens by punching them on the head before placing them in a chokehold.
The victims were eventually able to safely flee the attack as their attackers tried to chase them with baseball bats, with a blue Camry seen leaving the scene, police said.
The times of Israel report that the city has experienced a series of such attacks related to the fighting in Gaza.
Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel protesters clashed at recent demonstrations in Midtown, where 26 people were arrested, according to the NYPD.
Thursday’s victim was walking on Rutland Road near Brooklyn Ave. in East Flatbush about 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning when the suspect screamed, according to the NYPD
Joseph Borgen, a 29-year-old Jewish man, was beaten in the middle of the street by a group of people shouting anti-Semitic statements as he lay bloody on the ground during the Midtown protests last month.
“These are clearly Jews who are being blamed for what is happening in the Middle East. That’s essentially anti-Semitism,” Scott Richman, regional director of the ADL New York-New Jersey, said of the recent series of anti-Semitic incidents in the city. “These are people who were visibly Jewish and were attacked, and they were only attacked for who they are.”
A 17-year-old Jewish teenager was hospitalized with a concussion after a group grabbed an Israeli flag he was holding and ran away with it, according to The Times of Israel.
The teen tripped while chasing them and was then surrounded by pro-Palestinian protesters who cornered him before beating him on the head and arm.
“I’ll be looking over my shoulder when I walk down the street a little more,” he said.