Young Jewish girls in Brooklyn, NY were assaulted and had glass bottles thrown at them in two separate incidents as they were walking home from school. In one of the attacks the assailants – two teenage girls – called the victim a ‘dirty Jew,’ local blog CrownHeights.info reported Tuesday.
In the first incident three assailants – one White and two Black teens – accosted two 10-year-olds, first by throwing a glass bottle at them, then by grabbing one of the girls by the neck.
In the second incident the two assailants – the same two Black girls from the first attack – threw yet another glass bottle at two 12-year-old Jewish girls.
The bottle hit one of the girls in her knee. CrownHeights.info writes: “One of the attackers then pounced on the victim, grabbing her in a choke hold and began shouting expletives laced with racial diatribe. ‘You dirty Jew’ and ‘get the … out of Crown Heights…’”
The victim managed to break free of the choke hold but was punched in the back as she fled, causing bruising and swelling which required medical attention, according to the report.
A source in the police department told CrownHeights.info that they are taking this incident very seriously and have referred it to the Hate Crimes Task Force for investigation as a possible hate crime. The latter division of the NYPD could not immediately be reached by The Algemeiner for comment.
Watch a video of the first incident below.