The Israel-Gaza conflict has led to increased tensions in the U.S., resulting in authorities nationwide warning of rising antisemitic and anti-Palestinian activities 

Every major city police department in the U.S. is on high alert, monitoring the situation in anticipation of planned demonstrations over the weekend 

The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring events in Israel and Gaza, urging faith and community leaders to remain vigilant and prepared 

Violent incidents in New York prompted increased police presence in religious and cultural institutions in response to the heightened state of alert 

During an anti-war protest in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a 34-year-old man was assaulted with his own Palestinian flag by a suspect wearing traditional Jewish attire who fled on a scooter 

Another incident in Manhattan involved a 24-year-old Israeli man being struck with a wooden stick following an argument related to the Israel-Gaza conflict 

In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, a group of men waving Israeli flags allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old man who expressed support for Palestine 

The men, in their 20s, had been driving around the neighborhood yelling anti-Palestinian statements 

Cultural and religious groups, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, have condemned the bias-motivated assaults and called for an end to incitement 

Authorities in several states have increased police presence to ensure the safety of communities amid protests and tensions related to the Israel-Gaza conflict