Jewish People Violently Attacked by Far-Left Mobs in Los Angeles
Anti-Semitic gangs descend on Jewish neighborhoods to attack Jews
The Mayor of Los Angeles has been forced to issue a warning following widespread reports of Jewish people being violently attacked by far-left mobs across the city.
Videos have emerged online showing carloads of pro-Hamas supporters patrolling the streets in Jewish neighborhoods, specifically targetting Jews with anti-Semitic attacks.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti revealed that one alleged violent attack on Jewish diners by an anti-Semitic mob on Tuesday night was being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Footage of the attack, which left at least one of the victims hospitalized, was posted to social media.
The video shows a group attacking at least two people outside the Sushi Fumi restaurant in the city's Beverly Grove neighborhood, west of downtown Los Angeles.
Garcetti, a Democrat, condemned the violence in a pair of tweets.
There is "no place for anti-Semitism, discrimination, or prejudice of any kind in Los Angeles," the mayor wrote.
"And we will never tolerate bigotry and violence in our communities."
"We as a city condemn last night's organized, anti-Semitic attack," he added.
"Jewish Angelenos, like all residents, should always feel safe in our city."
L.A. is a city of belonging, not of hate.— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 19, 2021
There is simply no place for anti-Semitism, discrimination, or prejudice of any kind in Los Angeles. And we will never tolerate bigotry and violence in our communities.
In various video clips, one man was seen being thrown to the ground while another grabs a line divider pole separating the sidewalk from an outdoor dining area and swings it at the attackers.
He then tried to run away, but two men grabbed him, kicked him, and punched him before they ran off seconds later.
Reportedly the drivers were yelling "F**k the Jews."— Sia Kordestani 🦁 (@SiaKordestani) May 19, 2021
You can see the pro-Palestinian group attacking two people on the sidewalk In this video, and one of them fights back.
A victim is hospitalized.
In a subsequent video, a witness was heard off-camera saying a group of pro-Palestinian supporters were in a car and got out near the restaurant.
"A group of Palestinians, about 30 of them, jumped out of a car and asked who was Jewish," the person said.
"Two guys said they were and they proceeded to beat them up."
Moments before the attack, a group of Palestinian supporters were in a vehicle waving a giant flag and shouting anti-Semitic slurs through a megaphone, according to additional footage.
"Somebody in one of the cars driving by started throwing glass bottles or glass cups at the tables and they shattered everywhere," an unidentified woman told KCBS-TV.
In another incident captured on surveillance video, a vehicle with Palestinian flag-waving passengers appeared to be chasing an Orthodox Jewish man through a parking lot.
LOS ANGELES: Video shows Jewish man on foot being chased by cars with Palestinian flags on La Brea. Comes amid another incident of Palestinian men beating Israelis nearby. pic.twitter.com/6LNrfYXvmz— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) May 19, 2021
City Councilman Paul Kortez, who has represented the neighborhood on the 15-member panel, called both attacks "unconscionable."
"We will never allow for anyone to strike fear into our hearts because we are Jews," he said in a statement.
"We are not going to allow the violence in the Middle East to spill out onto the streets of Los Angeles.
"Everyone is entitled to express their opinion but never through violence," he added.
"Pro-Palestinian protestors cannot be allowed to viciously assault random people on the street because they happen to look or be Jewish."
An employee at the sushi restaurant hung up when a Fox News reporter inquired about Tuesday's incident.
The Los Angeles Police Department told Fox News the case was being investigated as a hate crime and three suspects were being sought.
The attacks came amid escalating violence between Israeli military forces and Hamas terrorists.
Both sides have retaliated against one another through rocket attacks and airstrikes, resulting in dozens of deaths and widespread property damage.
Anti-Israel sentiment has been promoted by the radical-left throughout the conflict.