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NYC Antisemitic Hate Crimes Jump 300% in January


Hate crimes against New York City’s Jewish population rose 300% in January compared to the same period last year.

According to new data released by the NYPD, there were 15 confirmed ‘Hate Motivated Attacks’ against the community last month compared to four in January 2021.

“And just four days into February, the number antisemitic crimes continued to rise after reports that yeshiva school buses were tagged with Swastika graffiti and a Jewish man dressed in Hasidic attire was ambushed from behind. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force said it is investigating both incidents,” reports Fox News.

“The Jewish community is on extreme edge and this violence has got to stop,” Scott Richman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of New York and New Jersey, said after the series of assaults. “It is becoming normalized, and we simply cannot accept that as the state of affairs.”

 

“Attacks against visibly identifiable Jews here in New York and New Jersey have become practically a weekly occurrence,” Richman added.

“We are horrified that yeshiva school buses clearly marked in Yiddish could be vandalized in such a way with #hateful symbols, especially on the same day that we found two Jewish men to have been assaulted in the area,” the ADL tweeted Sunday night.

Watch the disturbing footage above.

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