The NYPD is trying to find two ladies who attacked a Jewish sufferer on the Higher West Aspect who confronted the duo as they tore down posters of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas.
The 41-year-old sufferer confronted the 2 unidentified suspects simply earlier than 10 p.m. Thursday, when she noticed them ripping the “Lacking Individuals” posters from a light-weight pole on the intersection of Riverside Drive and West 82nd Avenue, in accordance with police.
She “engaged the 2 females in a verbal dispute” as she recorded the incident on her cellphone, police mentioned.
At that time, the 2 ladies assaulted the Jewish girl — ripping off her Star of David necklace and knocking the cellphone out of her hand, earlier than fleeing on foot.
The sufferer sustained minor accidents to her face and neck, and her cellphone was broken within the altercation.
Police have described the suspects as about 5 ft 6 and about 135 kilos with tan pores and skin and black hair.
They have been final seen carrying darkish clothes, and one of many suspects had a nostril ring.
The assault is simply the newest instance of antisemitic protesters tearing down or vandalizing hostage posters which have been plastered throughout the 5 boroughs since Hamas’ monstrous shock Oct. 7 assault.
Mayor Eric Adams has described the disturbing incidents as a “deeply misguided act of disrespect to victims of terrorism.”
“As we see the fallout from this violence spill over into New York Metropolis, we should reiterate that hate has completely no place right here,” he mentioned.
However anti-Israel protesters have continued to tear down the posters, which embody lacking youngsters, resulting in the arrests of two 18-year-olds on Wednesday.
Charlotte Wimer, who makes use of he/him pronouns, and Grey Segal are charged with felony mischief for tearing down the indicators in Gramercy Park.
Different offenders embody an NYU pupil who misplaced her job supply over the scandal, a Brooklyn man who was arrested after getting right into a caught-on-video scuffle with individuals making an attempt to cease him, and a public defender who obtained to maintain her job after apologizing for her brazen actions.
Many New Yorkers are rising pissed off with the rising pattern, together with Rita Capozzi, who informed The Submit he’s “in favor of individuals being arrested for ripping down these posters.”
“They’re thugs and these are mischievous, felony acts,” he mentioned. “Throughout 9/11, that is what individuals did [putting up posters of missing people]. It is a disaster for Israelis. Ripping down photos of harmless individuals is horrible.”
No less than 1,400 individuals, most of them civilians, have been killed by Hamas throughout its sudden assault on Israel.
Ever since, Israel has heightened its assault on Gaza, the place 10,569 individuals have been killed, of whom 40% have been youngsters, in accordance with the Hamas-run well being ministry.