A trio of bigots beat up three Jewish strangers, including a 15-year-old boy, in separate attack during a 40-minute spree of hate crimes in a Brooklyn neighborhood, police said Thursday.
The mayhem began about 3:25 p.m. Saturday when a 40-year-old man walking home from a Midwood synagogue was confronted by the youthful attackers at at Avenue L and E. 15th St., cops said. The assailants punched the victim multiple times before riding off on a scooter
About 30 minutes later, one of the attackers yelled “Free Palestine!” as he and his accomplices punched and kicked a 15-year-old boy at Avenue J and E. 17th St., police said.
Just five minutes they kicked a 27-year-old man multiple times at Avenue L and E. 18th St. before running off.
All three victims suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.
On Thursday, cops released surveillance images of all three suspects and asked the public’s help identifying them and tracking them down.
Hate crimes, particularly those targeting Jews, have soared since the Oct. 7 terror attack by Hamas in Israel and the war in Gaza that followed.
Police said that in October hate crimes spiked 124%, with 101 incidents compared to 45 last October.
Of the 101 incidents, 69 were anti-Semitic — 214% more than the 22 last October, police said.
Anyone with information about the Midwood attackers is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.