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ADL Condemns Queens Assault and Offers Reward for Information

  • May 8, 2018

New York, NY, May 8, 2018… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an individual accused of assaulting a 14-year-old student outside of a Yeshiva in Queens.

According to police and media reports, on May 6, a 14-year-old student was assaulted and called a “Jew boy” while walking outside of a Yeshiva in Kew Gardens, Queens. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force as a potential bias crime.

The alleged anti-Semitic assault follows a string of recent assaults allegedly motivated by anti-Semitism in Brooklyn targeting visibly Orthodox Jewish men.

“This alleged anti-Semitic assault targeting a young person is disgraceful,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “Although the recent assaults do not appear connected, collectively these events stoke fear in the community and must be condemned in no uncertain terms. We call on all New Yorkers to condemn this hatred. We must do all we can to prevent such events from becoming normalized.”

ADL is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Anyone with information about this assault is urged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. Follow us on Twitter: @ADL_NY