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Suspect arrested in attack on Brooklyn rabbi.
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Teen suspect arrested in Brooklyn attack on rabbi
Suspect behind attack on Israeli rabbi in Brooklyn arrested, victim identified as Rabbi Haim who came to New York for treatment of Hodgkins Lymphoma.

A 15-year-old teenager who attacked an Israeli Orthodox Jew at a Subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been arrested in New York, according to a report by JTA. He is one of three assailants suspected of beating the Jewish man with his own umbrella and calling him a "dirty bloody Jew." 

 

 

The victim, identified as Rabbi Haim, is an Israeli citizen who was in New York for treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

 

Rabbi Haim was attacked while waiting at a subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo: Reuters) (Photo: Reuters)
Rabbi Haim was attacked while waiting at a subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo: Reuters)

 

"Maybe those people think the cancer I have, it's not enough," Rabbi Haim told CBS 2 news.

 

Rabbi Haim was beaten with his own umbrella after he discovered the three suspects attempting to take his wallet out of his pocket at the Marcy Avenue station in Williamsburg, a neighborhood that has a large Hasidic community.

 

The perpetrators called him a "dirty bloody Jew" and a "f---ing Jew" during the attack, according to the New York Daily News.

 

A bystander who tried to help Rabbi Haim was also attacked. The attackers then fled on a Manhattan-bound train, according to the New York Daily News.

 

The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.

 

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