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The NYPD arrested two teenagers on hate crime charges, for attacking a Jewish man in Brooklyn. 

The two teens, ages 14 and 16 years old, arrested on Wednesday were charged with third-degree assault and first-degree harassment, both hate crimes. As it stands, the arrests have been made in connection to the incident that occurred last month, where an 18-year-old victim wearing traditional Jewish attire near the corner of East 18th Street and Avenue M in Midwood was approached by a male, who demanded the victim say “Free Palestine”.

Source: NY Times

When he refused to say the phrase, one of the suspects then punched the victim in his right eye and ran off.

After the uncalled-for attack, the victim was briefly hospitalized at Maimonides Medical Center and released.

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