The New York Police Department is looking for a Hamas sympathizer who brazenly harassed passengers on a subway at Union Station last week.

Plastered across NYC are wanted posters featuring the unidentified extremist, who demanded that “Zionists” identify themselves. When no one stood up, the man yelled “No Zionists, we’re good.”

Sadly, it is just the latest in an onslaught of harassment and intimidation targeting New York’s Jewish community. Last Monday, a mob protested at a memorial exhibit honoring Israeli victims of Hamas’ October 7 massacre. Some raised a sickening banner celebrating the bloody attack, while others glorified former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, according to the New York Times.

Meanwhile, Jewish leaders are urgently calling on Governor Kathy Hochul to reinstate a ban on masked protesters which would prevent antisemites to conceal their identities.

“We will not tolerate individuals using masks to evade responsibility for criminal or threatening behavior,” Hochul said in a press release. “My team is working on a solution. But on a subway, people should not be able to hide behind a mask to commit crimes.”

A law banning the wearing of face masks in public areas, initially enacted in the 1800s, had been in effect in New York until 2020. At that point, former Governor Andrew Cuomo suspended the legislation as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Critics argue that for far too long, Hochul has enabled anti-Israel “activists” to harass New York’s Jews under the guise of free speech. The world is watching intently to see if this latest incident prompts the city to finally draw a line in the sand against such repugnant antisemitic behavior.

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