An Orthodox Jewish teenager was attacked in Midwood, Brooklyn, less than 24 hours after a 60-year-old Jewish man was beaten and robbed there.
The boy, 17, was punched in the face and knocked into the street in the heavily-Jewish neighborhood in New York’s most-populous borough while walking home from his yeshiva at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, Yeshiva World News reported. The side of his face was bruised and he is in stable condition, according to the website.
Early Monday morning, the 60-year-old man was attacked on a residential block in the same neighborhood. Last week, a kippah-wearing student was assaulted at Medgar Evers College in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
“I’m just in complete shock over the recent spate of violence and brutality,” New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind told Yeshiva World News.
Hikind, who visited the victim on Tuesday afternoon, urged the local Jewish community to be on high alert.
“We as a community need to be aware and alert of our surroundings,” he said.