BROOKLYN – Two young Jewish men were brutally attacked Sunday in Brooklyn, and they say it’s because they where Jewish.

Blake Zavadsky and Ilan Kaganovich, both 21, were at the Foot Locker in Bay Ridge shortly before 11 a.m. when they were allegedly accosted by two attackers.

“They asked us what we were doing in their neighborhood,” Zavadsky said. “They called us ‘dirty Jews.’”

Councilwoman Inna Vernikov released a video with the pair telling their story, and said the NYPD is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Vernikov noted a sad aspect on this vicious attack, saying “These boys’ families escaped the [former Soviet Union] precisely because of incidents such as this one.”

“We escaped to this country for freedom of religion, and here we go again, getting beaten up in broad daylight in the middle of Brooklyn, NY, in the United States of America,” she added, referencing her own heritage as a child of Ukrainian parents.

Despite the pro-Israel garb which triggered the attack, Zavadsky remains undeterred. “You can’t be scared to walk outside and say you’re Jewish,” he said. “You have to be proud of who you are and stand up for what you believe — and not be intimidated.”

Even Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted about the attack, saying “This is abhorrent and unacceptable. Antisemitism & all hate has no home in New York.”

Police have not yet identified the suspects.

As reported by Vos Iz Neias