An anti-Semitic assault that took place in Brooklyn on Friday night at two in the morning resulted in the minor injury of a Jewish teen connected to the Chabad group.
After being brought to the hospital, the young person was later released.
The two attackers questioned the Israeli youth about his ethnicity.
He responded in the affirmative, and the assailants then stabbed him in the arm with a screwdriver.
The incident was relayed by the young person to Yaakov Behrman, a member of the Crown Heights Chabad group, who then made it public on social media.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, which confirmed the occurrence, “We are aware of this incident and are reaching out to law enforcement and community partners.”
In addition to stating that the incident is being looked at as a possible hate crime, Behrman said, “This incident is deeply concerning, and we have full confidence in the NYPD’s ability to conduct a thorough investigation and apprehend the perpetrators.
Such antisemitic hate crimes have increased alarmingly in the US during the past few years.
A recent national anti-antisemitism strategy was launched by the Biden administration.
The goal of the plan is to “prevent violence against Jewish communities through accountability, deterrence, and effective responses to attacks.” It comprises a number of initiatives to enhance safety and security for Jewish communities.
The plan intends to strengthen federal funding for the physical security of Jewish institutions, maintain strict enforcement of hate crime laws, and improve data collection on antisemitism.