NEW YORK (AP) — Police say more than two dozen people were arrested as pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups clashed in New York City’s Times Square and police were investigating the gang assault of a Jewish man as a hate crime. The Times Square melee on Thursday evening resulted in 26 arrests on charges including obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a weapon. Also, the department’s Hate Crime Task Force said it was investigating the assault of an unidentified Jewish man in Times Square on Thursday evening. The department did not provide further details on the attack.
Photo: Supporters of the Palestinians march in New York’s Times Square Thursday, May 20, 2021. Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire, ending a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and brought life in much of Israel to a standstill. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)