New York, NY, July 13, 2020…ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today that it is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the alleged assault of a Jewish man in Brooklyn, on Saturday afternoon.
According to police and other reports, the incident involved a group of men who yelled antisemitic slurs at the victim, before they got out of the car, pushed the victim to the ground and punched him repeatedly. The victim received medical treatment at a nearby hospital for a broken finger and received stitches to his face.
“We are alarmed and deeply disturbed that another violent antisemitic incident has occurred in Brooklyn,” said Etzion Neuer, Interim Regional Director, ADL NY/NJ. “This is horrific, and the hate must stop. The fact that this alleged attack took place during the Sabbath makes it even more egregious. Sadly, as we have had to say many times in the past, no one should fear hate-motivated violence while walking down the street in their own city, simply because of the religion they practice. We will continue to work together with all New Yorkers to stop antisemitic violence and hope that this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of those responsible for this attack. We thank the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for investigating.”
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism 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. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.