Violent Mobs Attacking Jews in NYC, Throwing Explosives into Crowds
Vehicles filled with anti-Semitic thugs seen patrolling streets to attack Jewish people
In disturbing scenes from New York City, violent anti-Semitic mobs have been descending on the streets and attacking innocent Jewish people.
Videos have emerged on social media showing vehicles filled with flag-waving pro-Hamas terrorist thugs who are driving into Jewish neighborhoods to specifically attack Jews.
One video shows a mob throwing an explosive device into a crowd of bystanders on a busy sidewalk.
Two fireworks were also thrown into a crowd from a car near Times Square.
The devices were thrown on Thursday evening and the blast was so loud that police initially thought it to be a smoke bomb, an NYPD spokesman revealed.
The Arson Investigation Squad and the Midtown North Detective Squad are investigating one of the incidents after one person was hospitalized with burns from one of the explosives.
At least 19 people were arrested, The New York Post reported.
Footage on social media showed one pro-Israel protester was punched in the stomach when he fought to retrieve his flag from a large mob.
New York police said it was too early to tell who had thrown the fireworks.
However, on social media, some claimed that it was hurled by far-left anti-Semitic activists toward people presumed to be Jewish.
"A group of Palestines came and threw explosives at the Jews. Lord have mercy," said one witness.
Breaking: Palestinian protestors throw explosive device at Jewish Americans working at New York’s diamond district in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/9iyQBwUac9— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 21, 2021
Earlier, violent clashes had erupted in Times Square when pro-Palestinian agitators set an Israeli flag on fire.
Green smoke was let off, and the air was thick with acrid chemicals.
The NYPD brought in barricades to try and contain the violence.
The crowds refused to back down, however, and several people were seen handcuffed.
1/ The type of vile disinformation spread over the past two weeks across social media, the incitement & antisemitic comments made by notable members of Congress, and the doctored photos aimed at vilifying the Jewish people and the State of Israel have led to this situation in NYC pic.twitter.com/J1arHvzQqa— The Israel Files (@theisraelfiles) May 21, 2021
NYPD swarmed the area, and the rallies were dispersed by 7:30 pm, according to The Daily Mail.
The unrest came shortly after Joe Biden told the nation that a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas - the Palestinian terrorist group which controls Gaza - had been agreed upon.
"These hostilities have resulted in the tragic deaths of so many civilians, including children.
"I send my sincere condolences to all the families, Israeli and Palestinian, who have lost loved ones," Biden said.
"My hope for a full recovery for the wounded."
Earlier, a statement from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his Security Cabinet unilaterally approved the Egyptian-mediated proposal.
Biden said the Egyptians played a "critical role" in the ceasefire.
The two sides were still negotiating exactly when it would take effect.
Multiple reports said the truce was to go into effect at 2 am local time, just over three hours after the cabinet's decision.
"The political leaders emphasized that the reality on the ground will be that which determines the future of the campaign," the statement said.
A Hamas official said the ceasefire would be "mutual and simultaneous."
The decision came after heavy US pressure to halt the offensive.
Since the fighting began on May 10, Israel says it has killed at least 160 terrorist combatants in Gaza.
Authorities put the death toll in Israel at 12, with hundreds of people treated for injuries in rocket attacks that have caused panic and sent people rushing into shelters.