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Two Jewish Men Targeted in a Hit and Run in Brooklyn


Two Jewish men were targeted by a vehicle in a hit-and-run in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on Sunday, according to local news sources. The two men suffered minor injuries; Shomrim and the New York Police Department are searching for the vehicle.

Video from the scene shows the black Chevrolet Camaro careening toward the two Haredi men and then speeding away from the scene.

“This attempted murder in Williamsburg is a warning sign to authorities around the world. The next murder motivated by antisemitism is around the corner,” said Yaakov Hagoel, vice chairman of the World Zionist Organization. “I call on governments around the world to increase the protection of Jewish institutions and the punishment for hate crimes.”

“Preliminary investigation reveals a dark colored sedan was traveling southbound on Taylor Street in reckless manner, mounted a curb at Taylor Street and Lee Avenue and collided with a 23-year-old male and a 47-year-old male pedestrians,” the NYPD noted.