NYPD launches search for youths suspected of anti-Semitic attacks
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NYPD launches search for youths suspected of anti-Semitic attacks

Police distribute video footage of group it says is behind spate of incidents against Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn

A screen capture from surveillance video released by the New York Police Department showing an alleged anti-Semitic attack in the borough of Brooklyn. (Screen capture: YouTube)
A screen capture from surveillance video released by the New York Police Department showing an alleged anti-Semitic attack in the borough of Brooklyn. (Screen capture: YouTube)

The New York Police Department is circulating surveillance video of a group of youths it says has carried out a series of anti-Semitic attacks in Brooklyn.

The incidents include the throwing of a metal pipe through the window of a synagogue in the heavily Hasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg on November 3 during afternoon services on Shabbat. The same day, police say the group pushed a 10-year-old Hasidic girl to the ground. In a separate incident, the group also knocked the hat off a 14-year-old Hasidic boy.

The 12- to 15-year-olds seen on the video are black and wearing hoodies, the online news site Vos Iz Neias reported, citing investigators.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the incidents.

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