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Jewish Woman Attacked On New York Subway

A Jewish woman suffered apparent facial injuries after allegedly being attacked by a woman screaming anti-Semitic epithets on the New York City subway.

Lihi Aharon, who is from Israel, recorded a video recounting her experience, which included video she took of her alleged assailant apparently being detained by police while yelling anti-Semitic abuse.

Aharon claimed that she entered a crowded train and asked the woman to remove her bags from an otherwise-open seat. According to Aharon, the woman refused and began yelling anti-Semitic slurs at her and an adjacent man who was wearing a kippah, and then scratched her face while trying to prevent the Israeli from recording the incident on her phone.

Aharon also claimed the woman said that she wished more Jews had died in the Jersey City, New Jersey kosher grocery store shooting last week.

Aiden Pink is the deputy news editor of the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aidenpink

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