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New York police probe hate crime after Jewish man attacked

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New York (AFP) – New York police were conducting a hate crimes investigation Friday after several people shouting anti-Semitic slurs attacked a Jewish man while pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Times Square.  Five or six men beat and pepper-sprayed the 29-year-old man late Thursday, a police spokesperson said. Officers arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of taking part in the assault, and were searching for the others who were involved, as well as witnesses. The victim was in a stable condition in hospital, according to police. The attack came as protesters gathere…

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