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Yeshiva Student Punched in Face in Latest Antisemitic Attack on Brooklyn Streets

The NYPD is searching for a suspect seen on camera punching a young Jewish man in the face early Saturday morning, the latest unprovoked attack against Hasidic Jews on the streets of Brooklyn.

Surveillance tape published by the Jewish news outlet COLlive shows the culprit crossing the street to harass two bystanders in the Crown Heights neighborhood, randomly hitting one of them in the face.

The victim was a 21-year-old yeshiva student, according to the outlet, standing outside his dormitory with a friend.

The perpetrator fled the scene, said the NYPD, which circulated footage of the suspect.

The Anti-Defamation League announced Monday it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

“These attacks on Jewish individuals appear to have become normalized, but we must not let this be the case — an attack on anyone based on their Jewish identity or any identity is abhorrent and should not be tolerated,” said Scott Richman, ADL New York/New Jersey Regional Director. “We hope that this reward offering will help us send that message to the community.”

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