Senator Felder is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest, and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a hate crime that happened this Tuesday- the victim of which were two Jewish teens.
“I am shocked and appalled at this violent act of anti-Semitism smack in the middle of our neighborhood in broad daylight! I’m calling on anyone with information about this horrendous attack to let the NYPD know immediately,” said Senator Felder. “Criminals who terrorize communities with hate crimes must be prosecuted beyond the full extent of our current laws!” Anyone with information on this hate crime is requested to call the NYPD at 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS).
As per reports, the victim and his friend, both 18-year-old Yeshiva Bochurim, were at Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood at approximately 2 p.m., when another group of individuals walked up to the two Jews and demanded that they say ‘Free Palestine.’ One of the assailants then punched the victim in the face. The assailants then fled towards Elm Avenue. The victim suffered a bloodied eye and was transported by Flatbush Hatzolah to Maimonides Medical Center.