A man allegedly harassed people who put up posters of Israeli civilians kidnapped by Hamas.
The man was identified as Kenneth Foster.
He was caught on video for allegedly harassing people
A man was seen intimidating and harassing people who were displaying posters of Israeli civilians kidnapped by Hamas.
Who is Kenneth Foster?
The man was identified as Kenneth Foster. He was caught on video allegedly harassing people.
Kenneth Foster is an MTA Inspector in charge of Third Rail Operations in NYC. He was severely criticized on social media platforms for expressing antisemitic views.
Several Instagram users surrounded him and criticized him for his actions. Reacting to the video on Instagram, one user wrote, “Wow. 36 years on the MTA is a year that many would not want to throw away because of their public display of hatred and demoralizing character. Good for him, he ruined it for himself lmaoo”
“@mta I don’t feel safe when this guy rides the subway. I want to know what lines you operate so I can stay away.” another user wrote.
One user wrote: “@mta is this scary and unreasonable? Are you letting them operate and manage the subways and other railroads in and around New York? This is NOT SAFE”
Following the outbreak of the Middle East crisis on October 7 due to an attack on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist organization Hamas, antisemitic incidents in the United States increased by nearly 400% in just over two weeks, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). According to preliminary statistics from the ADL Center on Extremism, 312 acts of harassment, vandalism and violence against Jews were recorded in the United States between October 7 and October 23. Approximately 190 of these had a direct connection to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Israel. It is Hamas.
The ongoing conflict led the U.S. Department of Justice to say it was closely monitoring increasing threats against Muslims and Jews. President Joe Biden has categorically condemned Islamophobia and antisemitism.
According to Gaza officials, approximately 1,200 people lost their lives in Hamas’ attack on October 7, while approximately 5,700 Palestinians lost their lives in Israeli air strikes on Gaza as of Tuesday.