NYPD: Pair attacks Jewish man outside Midwood synagogue in 4th anti-Semitic attack this week

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Police say a Jewish man was attacked in Brooklyn Saturday, marking the fourth attack on the Jewish community in the borough this week.

It happened outside the synagogue at 1014 E. 15th St. in Midwood around 8 p.m., according to investigators.

Police say the victim got into a fight with two men. The victim says the two had been drinking outside the synagogue.

News 12 is told the two pushed the man to the ground, took off his belt and hit him with the buckle, cutting him.

Officials tell News 12 the victim was treated by first responders at the scene and is expected to be OK.

Former New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted Saturday night in response to the attack writing, "Breaking: Just got a call from 70th Precinct about another violent anti-Semitic hate crime. A young Jewish man was called ‘an *expletive* Jew’ and then belted over the head with a metal belt buckle.”

He then called out Mayor Bill de Blasio in a tweet, asking, “Do we need history to repeat itself for you to take action? Must we die first?”

The NYPD has not confirmed the hateful language was used.

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