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Another suspect has been arrested in connection to the caught-on-camera beating of a Jewish man near Times Square late last month, cops said.
Mahmoud Musa, 23, of Staten Island, turned himself in to Manhattan’s 7th Precinct on Tuesday morning for allegedly participating in the beating of Joseph Borgen, 29, during a May 20 rally, police said.
He was charged with gang assault and assault as a hate crime.
Two others have also been busted for the attack: Waseem Awawdeh, 23, of Bay Ridge, was charged with assault as a hate crime, gang assault, menacing, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
And Faisal Elezzi, 25, of Staten Island, was charged with assault, menacing and aggravated harassment, all as hate crimes, cops said.
The group allegedly knocked Borgen to the ground while making anti-Semitic statements, then punched, kicked, pepper-sprayed him and struck him with crutches.
“I tried to get away, and the next thing I knew, I was surrounded by a whole crowd of people who proceeded to kick me, punch me, beat me down,” Borgen told The Post a day after the incident. “I felt a liquid being poured on my face and at first I thought I was getting urinated on, but it turned out I was getting maced and pepper-sprayed.”
“My face was on fire,” he added. “That pain was worse than the concussion and all this other stuff that followed.”
Clashes between Israeli and Palestinian supporters erupted in the Midtown tourist hub, the same day Israel and Hamas announced a cease-fire in Gaza, hoping it would end more than 10 days of devastating hostilities.
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