The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator of an alleged assault on a Jewish woman in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood on Friday — the latest in series of such incidents in which Jews have been targeted in the area.
The woman, according to police and media reports, was punched in the arm by a passerby, without provocation.
Last weekend, a Jewish man was punched to the face and thrown to the ground in Crown Heights. And another Jewish man in the neighborhood was punched in the stomach on Wednesday.
“We remain deeply concerned about these alleged acts of violence and the escalating climate of tension and fear that has followed,” Evan R. Bernstein — regional director of the ADL New York / New Jersey – stated. “We all must work together to address these tensions and remain vigilant in making sure our communities are safe for all residents.”
“We hope this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of the person(s) responsible, and we thank the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force for investigating,” he added.
In an interview with The Algemeiner last month about the spate of violent attacks against Jews in Crown Heights in recent months, Rabbi David Niederman — president of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn — said, “It’s terrible that one doesn’t feel safe stepping out of his home at any time of the day.”
by Algemeiner Staff