A violent attack on Jewish diners by a pro-Palestinian mob in Los Angeles on Tuesday night was being investigated as a possible hate crime.
A pro-Palestinian mob brutally beat up a group of Jewish men Wednesday at a restaurant in Los Angeles, the day after a Palestinian Youth Movement-led protest was held in the city.
Video accounts of the incident posted on Twitter show the pro-Palestinian mob approaching a group of men dining at a sushi restaurant in West Hollywood and were asked if they were Jewish. When the men replied, “Yes,” they attacked them. The mob can be seen hurling bottles and yelling anti-Semitic slurs. According to one bystander the mob repeatedly struck one of the Jewish men “with a pole.” Police are investigating whether the incident was a hate crime, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
According to The Beacon, “the anti-Semitic attack took place in the early hours of the morning after a ‘Day of Action’ Palestinian solidarity march outside the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles. The march coincided with a “Day of Rage” in the West Bank, for which the Palestinian Authority urged residents ‘to attack Israelis with rocks, molotov cocktails, and car rammings.’”
As reported, anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise in the United States. The Anti-Defamation League reported a four-decade high for anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, with only a slight decrease from that level in 2020.
Police are also investigating another possible anti-semitic incident involving an Orthodox Jewish man, who according to the report was chased Monday night in Los Angeles by a car full of people waving Palestinian flags.