Race relations chief slams terrifying attack on Jewish child

The Race Relations Commissioner has condemned a “cowardly” hate crime against a small boy in Auckland.

Dame Susan Devoy said she was disgusted to hear of an attack on a four year-old Jewish boy who was walking home from pre-school in Mt Eden.

The boy was traumatised after a man approached him, then slapped him hard on the top of his head in front of his mother, brother and a friend last week.

The Herald on Sunday said the alleged attacker laughed as he left the scene in a car with four other men.

The attack appeared to have anti-Semitic motivations. The boy was wearing a yarmulke or cap. Continue reading

Additional reading

News category: New Zealand, News Shorts.

Tags: , , ,