Police: Anti-Semitic scoundrel punches Jewish boy on Williamsburg street

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Cops are hunting for the bigoted teen who socked a Jewish boy in the face on a Williamsburg street on Sunday.

The teenage bruiser ran up to the 9-year-old — who police said was wearing “traditional Jewish attire” — on Throop Avenue around 6 pm as the boy was walking home, and punched him several times at the corner of Walton Street before running off, according to authorities and video footage obtained by Yeshiva World News.

The child refused medical attention at the scene following the attack, officials said.

And the assault is the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents reported across Brooklyn.

Earlier this month, two teens on Nov. 5 turned themselves in to police for scrawling swastikas and writing a racist slur on several Brooklyn Heights buildings the night before Halloween.

And on Nov. 2, authorities cuffed a 26-year-old from Bedford-Stuyvesant after he allegedly set fires and scribbled anti-Semitic graffiti at synagogues in Prospect Heights and Williamsburg the day before.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 7:41 pm, November 29, 2018
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