A Jewish student wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap) was attacked by a young black man at Medgar Evers College on Wednesday evening in Crown Heights, New York. The victim was talking with other students in college’s science building a black man approached and punched him in the stomach and face, yelling antisemitic remarks. The attack was halted when a female Muslim student came to the Jewish student’s defence.
When the victim asked his assailant why he had hit him, the attacker replied: “I don’t like Jewish people or white people.”
The victim did not require hospital treatment and the incident was immediately attended by local police and the college’s security team who are reviewing CCTV footage of the incident.
The college’s president has reportedly said that if it turns out the attacker is a student of the school, he will be “immediately expelled”.