Elderly man wearing kippah attacked near LA synagogue
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Elderly man wearing kippah attacked near LA synagogue

Footage shows assailant punching and kicking victim before walking away from the scene

A kippah-clad man man taking part in a silent march in Berlin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogroms, November 9, 2013. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
A kippah-clad man man taking part in a silent march in Berlin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogroms, November 9, 2013. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

An elderly man wearing a kippah was attacked as he walked to morning prayers in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

The attack took place Monday morning in the Fairfax District, near the Congregation Bais Yehuda synagogue, according to the local ABC affiliate, KABC.

Surveillance video shows the assailant punching and kicking the man, knocking him to the ground. The assailant then walks away from the scene.

Los Angeles police have not classified the attack as a hate crime or robbery but rather a random attack, KABC reported.

There has been an upsurge of anti-Semitic attacks in the US in recent months.

Hate crime in Los Angeles, Orthodox Jewish victim is Beaten up badly on the way to pray in shul on the block of Detroit and Oakwood this morning. PLEASE share so this vicious perpetrator gets off the streets

Posted by Gary Schlesinger on Monday, 22 May 2017

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