HATE IN LOS ANGELES: Man Tries Running Over Orthodox Jews on Friday Night [VIDEO]

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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating a disturbing incident which occured on Friday night.

YWN spoke to one of the victims who says that at around 9:30PM on Friday night, he and another person were walking on Le Brea Blvd and Oakwood – in front of the Bais Yehuda Shul, when a vehicle drove past screaming anti-Semitic slurs at them.

The victim says the vehicle made an abrupt U-Turn and began hurling anti-semitic slurs before attempting to run over the group of identifiable Orthodox Jews. The vehicle sped off and was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Highland and Oakwood.

The victim tell YWN that there was a Koran on the windshield, and the driver was of Middle-Eastern descent.

Additionally, after the LAPD arrived at the scene of the crash, the man continued on his anti-Semitic rant.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being interviewed by LAPD Major Crimes Division. The identity of the suspect and motive for the attack have not been confirmed at this time.

As a result of this incident, LAPD leadership have indicated they will be increasing patrols around Jewish Institutions for the remainder of the weekend.

Video below shows the vehicle in question make a u-turn moments before the attempted attack.

 

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HATE IN #LOSANGELES – CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Several Orthodox #Jews were walking on Le Brea Blvd and Oakwood – in front of the Bais Yehuda Shul, when a vehicle drove past screaming anti-Semitic slurs at them. (2nd video) One of the victims told YWN the vehicle made an abrupt U-Turn (2nd & 3rd videos) and began hurling anti-semitic slurs before attempting to run over the group of identifiable Orthodox Jews. The vehicle sped off and was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Highland and Oakwood. (1st video) . The victim tell YWN that there was a Koran on the windshield, and the driver was of Middle-Eastern descent. Additionally, after the LAPD arrived at the scene of the crash, the man continued on his anti-Semitic rant.

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(Charles Gross – YWN)




6 COMMENTS

  1. Yup. Humongous smash right by our home. Other car didnt do too well either. Went out to check it out w kids make sure all were ok bh we didnt get too close

  2. this weeks Haftorah
    ובהר ציון תהיה פליטה
    The chofetz chaim states that this is the only place where Yidden will be safe.
    This is a repeat of what happened 80 years ago. People stayed because they were to comfortable

  3. It’s not about where we are. It’s about the fact that we are still in golus wherever we are. We must daven for the geulah sheleima and do teshuvah!

  4. I live in the La Brea Area in Los Angeles where this happened. It’s scary that this can happen anywhere, even where you think it’s safe. May Hashem protect His children and bring the Geula Sheleimah