Palestinian boys wave national flags / AP

Jewish Couple Assaulted in NYC by Mob Flying Palestinian Flags

Victim targeted for wearing a yarmulke, police say

Washington Free Beacon Staff


A gang of men traveling in cars and motorcycles flying Palestinian flags assaulted a Jewish couple on New York City's Upper East Side on Monday, according to the New York Post.

Two cars and multiple motorcycles pulled up to the couple on East 63rd Street near Third Avenue just after 8 p.m., and the assailants began yelling "anti-Jewish statements," the sources said. One of the goons threw a water bottle that hit the wife, and the 27-year-old husband was punched in the side of his head when he came to her defense, according to law enforcement sources. Police sources said the creeps then raced back to their waiting vehicles, some of which bore Palestinian flags, and took off.

Police told the Post that the "hate crimes task force is investigating the assault" and that the man may have been targeted because he was wearing a yarmulke.