Man attacked at pro-Israel rally in Midtown: NYPD



A man attending a heated protest over the Israel-Palestinian crisis in Manhattan earlier this week was whacked in the head with a folding chair by another man who yelled, “F–k you, Israeli,” police said Thursday.

A dispute between the 29-year-old victim and his attacker broke out around 7 p.m. Tuesday at the rally outside 11 W. 42nd St., police said.

It escalated when the suspect hit the man over the head with a chair and sneered, “F–k you, Israeli. Allahu Akbar” before fleeing, cops said.

Video posted on Twitter shows the victim bleeding from the head as he runs across the street to safety with the help of an apparent NYPD officer.

The video was posted by Twitter user Joshua Washington.

“Attempted lynching of a Jewish man in New York,” Washington posted with the video. “This should be literally everywhere.”

The attacker fled and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, sources said.


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