A JEWISH man was assaulted and robbed on his way to a Brooklyn synagogue in a horrific anti-Semitic attack that left blood spattered on the sidewalk.
The victim, who remains unnamed, was walking to his synagogue in the neighborhood of Flatbush around 5:45am on Friday morning when the attack occurred.
Twitter / FlatbushShomrimTwo masked men attacked and robbed a Jewish man in Brooklyn[/caption]
Twitter / FlatbushShomrimBlood was spattered on the sidewalk[/caption]
Two unidentified men wearing hoods and masks then approached the man before robbing and beating him, and then running away.
Blood could be seen spattered across the sidewalk after the incident.
The Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol, an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol group that operates in the area, has offered a $1,000 reward for the attackers.
Shomrim traced the steps of the perpetrators for hours after the attack via security cameras on the street, and finally obtained a video that shows their faces.
Twitter / @NYCGovCuomoNew York Gov. Cuomo released a statement following the attack[/caption]
The patrol tweeted the video out, alongside the caption: “FACE OF EVIL: After hours of following their steps via camera footage, our volunteers obtained video of the faces of the pair – wanted for this morning’s vicious assault/robbery on New York Ave.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also released a statement via Twitter detailing that the New York State Police Hate Crimes Taskforce would be assigned to investigate the case.
The statement read: “I am outraged to once again hear of an anti-Semitic attack in our state.
“To beat and rob a Jewish man on his way to a synagogue is sickening beyond compare. Hate has no place here and we will not tolerate it.”
Twitter / FlatbushShomrimThe Shomrim volunteer patrol has offered a $1,000 reward for the attackers[/caption]
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He continued: “To the Jewish community of New York, I know this is exhausting. No one should have to worry about being attacked for their religious beliefs, ever.
“We stand with you and we will not stop fighting until the plague that is hate has been eradicated. Love will win here.”
Anti-Semitic attacks are up this year by 69%, with 113 in 2021 as compared to 67 in 2020, the New York Post reports.