On Thursday, attackers targeted Jewish people in the Jewish business district of New York City, the Times of Israel reports.
“The fight in New York City occurred around the same time as a pro-Israel demonstration on Thursday in New York City that also attracted pro-Palestinian counter-protesters. It took place in the Diamond District, a midtown Manhattan street with many Jewish-owned businesses,” the Times of Israel’s report stated.
Videos taken from social media show attackers shouting, “f***ing Zionist,” while waving a Palestinian flag. An unidentified man said that the mob attacked diners in a restaurant because they were Jewish.
These are not Palestinian terror supporters. These are actual terrorists on the streets of New York City. Attacking diners for one reason. They’re Jewish. pic.twitter.com/mVrhIh8mCc
— Avi Kaner (@AviKaner) May 21, 2021
Earlier this afternoon on 47th St (the Diamond District), Palestinians attacking Jews pic.twitter.com/aJaJztdGyx
— Daniel Rubin (@DanielYRubin) May 20, 2021
Other videos showed pro-Palestinian attackers targeting American Jews by throwing fireworks and yelling profanities.
Breaking: Palestinian protestors throw explosive device at Jewish Americans working at New York’s diamond district in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/9iyQBwUac9
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 21, 2021
More anti-Semantic violence was reported in Los Angeles, where the Police are said to be investigating hate crimes, as Jewish diners were targeted and attacked at a sushi restaurant.