Jewish Couple Attacked in Drive-By on Upper East Side

Via the New York Post:

Two cars and multiple motorcycles pulled up to [a married Jewish] 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.

The couple was likely targeted, police suggest, because the husband was wearing a yarmulke.

In Paris, Malmö, Brussels, and elsewhere, Jews report that they are afraid of going out in public wearing anything that indicates their faith. But that’s Europe. Such things can’t happen here. . .

Ian Tuttle — Ian Tuttle is the former Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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