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Daily News – Teen’s Beating Probed as Hate Crime

Dorian Block – NY Daily News

Samuel Balkany – Keivom/News

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Cops are investigating the beating of a 16-year-old Yeshiva student in Brooklyn as a possible hate crime.

Samuel Balkany was on his way to a friend’s house in Crown Heights about 10:30p.m. Friday when five black teenagers threw him against the fence of a house, yelled anti-Semitic epithets and beat him, police and Samuel said.

“They pushed me so I was leaning on the gate, and five guys were knocking me out for five minutes,” Samuel, who is Lubavitch Hasidic, said last night. He said the teens yelled, “F—— Jew. It’s our neighborhood. We’re going to kill you, little Jew.” Bleeding from his head, Samuel went to his friend’s house and then to Kings County Hospital.

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