UPDATE: November 21, 2023.
Mahmoud Musa, 23, was slapped with seven years in prison for attacking Joseph Borgen, a Jewish man, during a clash between Israel and Palestinian supporters on May 20, 2021 in Midtown.
“In my opinion, if the cops did not come, if they did not save my life – I would have died and that was his goal and the goal of that group.”
Musa and another defendant, Mohammed Othman, each pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree assault as a hate crime last month for his role in the attack. Prosecutors said that the two men faced between 3 1/2 to 15 years behind bars at their respective sentencing hearing.
June 13, 2023 update:”NYC Jewish hate crime victim can’t ‘fathom’ DA Bragg’s plea deal for attacker who vowed he’d ‘do it again”
May 20, 2021. 5:30 pm -Times Sq (aka Duffy Sq).
Rally to Support Israel’s Right to DEFEND
But, this peaceful rally was attacked by a mob of ‘palis’ .
The Big Lie, that they are “PEACEFUL” ‘fakestinians’,was exposed. This is a WAR to get rid of the Jews, everywhere; not just in Israel.
The NYPD attempted to protect the Support Israel Rally from the insane ‘palis’.
Smoke bombs, fist fights, water bottles lobbed across the square. The mayhem left many damaged chairs and tables, all that was in the path of these ‘pali’ marauders.
They respect no one.
Stolen flags was a favorite ‘sport’.
But, so were the arrests (I read there were as many as 25 arrests). Fun watching them marched through the crowd
At first the police didn’t manage these 5 boys appropriately as they were causing confrontations, pushing and arguing through the crowd. (It seemed to be their ‘assignment’.)
These 5 pre-teens were annoyed when officers finally pulled them out of the crowd to cause less confusion. But, not before the boy in white stole an Israeli flag, spearheading the first physical confrontation.
And this lovely boy, not liking what she said, told a Jewish woman he was going to punch her out.
You tube videos (6 short vids) Vid 1: This was intended to be a peaceful rally in Support of Israel’s Right to Defend. I was told that the NYPD had not felt any extra protection would be needed. But, there was nothing peaceful in the ‘pali’ assaults against the pro-Israel rally. The extra protection up front would have been nice.
Vid 2: One particular debater went on for quite awhile about “genocide’. She screamed, “You’re killing my people” and, “We have only rocks to defend ourselves.” Also, she was very annoyed by the “Support Israel” group’s dancing and singing …. while her people were dying.
Vid 3 : Chanting, singing and debating before the “pali” assaults took off.
Vid 4 : As both sides squared off, police attempted to contain the “palis”. But, they stole more Israeli flags anyway, threw smoke canisters and eventually, “breached the barricades.”
Vid 5 : Both sides were face to face at one point, way too close for comfort.
Vid 6 : Police continued to gain some control by keeping the “palis” separate, but as the mess in Duffy reveals, that was ultimately a big fail.
Flickr slide shows: Part 1, a peaceful rally was ATTACKED in Times Square. Part 2 is a look at the “palis” and the NYPD. Eventually there were many “pali” arrests.
Part 2 Flickr is a look at the “palis” including 5 pre-teen males. Not sure what the fake ACLU protest monitor was doing. I saw at least one wandering uselessly as usual.
What followed the so called conclusion to the Duffy Square assaults was more assaults throughout the city.
And then there was an explosive device of some sort thrown at pedestrians in the Diamond District [Yeshiva World] (explosion is at approx 1:44)
Saturday, the 22nd, was a different story. In Sunnyside, Queens “Thousands of protesters marched from Sunnyside to Astoria Queens in a large demonstration in support of Palestine on Saturday. Crowd waved flags, rode on cars, held signs and chanted as they marched in Astoria.” Video by @NewYorkCityPeople @ScooterCasterNY and @queensnewsjunkie [https://t.co/xv1JfNWVqL] [https://twitter.com/i/status/1396245325204103169]
No CONFLICTS according to a very silent press. However, there was this video from Elad Eliahu[@elaadeliahu] of the not so peaceful ‘palis’ : “A Jewish Trans Person was assaulted at the Nakba Free Palestine protest in Bay Ridge Saturday, after saying “I’m not a Zionist” by a man draping a palestinian flag, the assaulter was allowed to run off by others. This story has been suppressed by local activist reporters“. (crickets)
Sadly, the NYPD , overwhelmed by the “palis”, has advised NYC JEWS to be safe and stay home. If this is what comes of these attacks, isolation and fear? If so, the TERRORISTS will have won.
[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall (VSB)]