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Anti-Israel Protester who Told ‘Zionists’ to ID Themselves on Subway Turns Self In

The anti-Israel protester who demanded that “Zionists” on a packed Big Apple subway car raise their hands turned himself in Wednesday following a manhunt.

Anas Saleh turned himself in early Wednesday after cops released a wanted poster with his face splashed across it in the wake of the hate-filled subway saga at Manhattan’s Union Square station.

He was charged with coercion, according to sources.

The saga unfolded on June 10 when Saleh allegedly stormed the southbound 5 train at Union Square and started chanting, “Raise your hands if you’re a Zionist, repeat after me, this is your chance to get out,” according to police.

The ordeal unfolded the same night a mob of anti-Israel protesters swarmed an exhibit in downtown Manhattan that memorialized music festivalgoers who were slaughtered and kidnapped by Hamas during the Oct. 7 terror attacks.

Protesters later descended on Union Square Park and brandished a banner with “Long live October 7” scrawled across it, while one screamed that he wished “Hitler was still here” to “wipe out” the Jews.

“Harassment and coercion are crimes. We are thankful that the NYPD is acting to hold this perpetrator accountable for his actions,” Liora Rez, executive director of StopAntisemitism, said in a statement after Saleh was identified.

“It will now be the responsibility of the district attorney to ensure that this antisemite is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, which all New Yorkers expect will be with the vocal and visible support of Mayor Eric Adams and all duly sworn officials of the City of New York.

“The public antisemitism we are seeing on the subways and streets of New York City does not only affect Jews. antisemitism degrades the lives of all Americans here in New York and is antithetical to our values as a nation,” she added.

https://nypost.com/2024/06/26/us-news/anti-israel-protester-who-told-zionists-to-id-themselves-on-subway-turns-self-in/