(December 1, 2021 / JNS) The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those behind three separate attacks on Jewish children in Brooklyn, N.Y.
“We are outraged by this string of attacks targeting Jewish children and youth,” said Scott Richman, ADL NY/NJ regional director. “Two of the three incidents occurred on the first night of Hanukkah, which should be a time of celebration, not fear and trauma for our young people. ADL is offering this award to send a clear message that hate-motivated violence is absolutely unacceptable.”
On Friday, three suspects reportedly approached two boys, ages 3 and 12; one of the attackers, a female, slapped the younger victim in the face before fleeing the scene.
Then on Sunday, three female suspects apparently tugged at an 18-year-old girl’s jacket and pulled her to the ground while she accompanied a 7-year-old girl. Later the same day, the NYPD said the group approached a 9-year-old boy who was walking and slapped his head repeatedly.
The victims all declined medical attention and all wore traditional Jewish attire, according to police.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incidents.
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