NYPD on High Alert for Possible Attacks on Israel Day Parade

May 31, 2024
The NYPD will be taking extra security measures in case "extremists" and "other grievance-driven malicious actors" strike at the high-profile Israel Day parade in Manhattan over the weekend.

The NYPD is on high alert for Sunday’s Israel Day parade on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan, warning that “extremists across the ideological spectrum and other grievance-driven malicious actors” may look to strike the high-profile event, according to a police department threat assessment.

There will be extra security measures in place due to the war in Gaza, which was sparked by an Oct. 7 attack by Hamas terrorists against Israel, though there are no specific credible threats, police sources told the Daily News.

Hate crimes, particularly against Jews, have spiked in the city since then, most recently on Wednesday morning when a cabbie passing a yeshiva in East Flatbush, Brooklyn verbally assaulted a group of Jewish people before driving up on the sidewalk and trying to run them down, police said.

As of May 21, antisemitic crimes were up 55% compared to the same time frame last year, NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said last week. Overall, hate crimes were up 31%.

There have been 143 anti-Jewish crimes — 51 more than the same time last year — Kenny said.


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