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Elderly Jewish man viciously beaten in broad daylight in Los Angeles

Shocking CCTV footage has emerged on social media of an elderly Orthodox Jewish man in Los Angeles, California, being beaten by an assailant on Monday.

The footage shows a Jewish man walking down the street and talking on his phone. The attacker pushes him into a tree, punches and kicks him several times, continuing to strike him when he is on the ground.

The attack appears to be completely unprovoked.

The police are currently investigating, but nothing is known about the progress of the investigation or the condition of the victim.

The attack took place near Bais Yehuda synagogue in LA.

The footage can be viewed here, but please note that some will find it disturbing.