The NYPD is investigating an incident outside Barclays Center Tuesday night in which a Brooklyn Jewish leader says he was struck by a man waiving a Palestinian flag following the Nets - Maccabi Tel Aviv game. The scene outside the arena, while generally peaceful, included some ugly incidents prior to the game as well.
Leonard Petlakh, executive director of the Nets game vs. the Israeli champions.Bay Y in Sheepshead Bay, suffered a deep cut above his eye outside the arena after the conclusion of the
The case is being treated as a hate crime.
The Daily News reports Petlakh was watching the game when a group of people in front of him began waving a Palestinian flag. A member of Petlakh’s group snatched the flag, sparking an argument that continued outside, cops said.
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