(TargetLiberty.org) – The conflict between Israel and Palestine over the last couple of weeks resulted in significant damages, injuries and deaths on both sides, plus a lot of nasty rhetoric. The crime spilled over in New York recently when someone committed a horrific, anti-Semitic crime.
On May 20, Waseem Awawdeh, 23, and four other men reportedly brutally attacked a Jewish man who was doing nothing more than walking down the street near Times Square. The suspect beat Joseph Borgen, 29, by kicking, punching, and pepper spraying him. He also used crutches to beat the young man. According to reports, after he was arrested. Awawdeh told one of his jailers that he would have “no problem doing it again.”
Horrific – @bellahadid caught protesting with Waseem Awawdeh, the same man that was arrested for brutally assaulting an innocent Orthodox Jewish man in NYC last night! @MichaelKors @Dior @Versace @Bulgariofficial – we demand you cut all ties with this antisemite! pic.twitter.com/3k0LMmaned
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) May 21, 2021
During the attack, Awawdeh reportedly called the victim a “dirty Jew” and said “F__k Israel, Hamas is going to kill all of you.” Hamas is a Palestine-based terrorist organization that launched rockets into Israel during the conflict.
Police are looking for the other individuals involved in the attack.
🚨 WANTED for ASSAULT: On 5/20 at 6:44 pm, near 1604 Broadway in NYC, a group of males punched and kicked a 29-year-old male then used pepper spray and a crutch to assault him. The group made anti-Semitic comments during the attack. Have info? Contact @NYPDTips #800577TIPS pic.twitter.com/mTGkUM4ArW
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 22, 2021
Awawdeh was in jail on Saturday, May 22, being held on a $10,000 bail.
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