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65 Year-Old Man Latest Victim of 'Knockout Game'

Grandfather returning home from grandson's wedding beaten to the ground by unknown assailants, rushed to hospital.
By Chaim Lev
First Publish: 3/26/2014, 11:45 AM

"Knockout Game" anti-Semitic attacks
"Knockout Game" anti-Semitic attacks
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The cruel "knockout game" targeting Jews has continued in Boro Park on Wednesday, leaving a 65 year-old man in the New York district injured. 

The incident occurred on 18th Avenue when the hareidi man, who married off his grandson that night, left the banquet hall. Suddenly, two young men accosted him, bashed him over the head and brought him to the ground. Rescue teams rushed to the scene and transferred him to local hospital. 

The two attackers managed to escape. Police at the scene have taken security tapes from the site to attempt to identify the perpetrators. 

New York has recently witnessed a spate of anti-Semitic attacks, as part of a wider phenomenon often known as the "knockout game," in which gangs of youths, usually black, sucker punch innocent passersby - particularly targeting Jews in parts of New York.

A group of Brooklyn rabbis recently called on local police to stop remaining complacent over the attacks, saying it was "inconceivable" that local security forces allow such attacks to continue.