Danial Shaukat was arrested on Tuesday for exacerbated harassment as a hate crime.
The NYPD Hate Climb Task Force was investigating both cases.
The first incident took place on Saturday around 7 pm in front of the Agdas Israel Synagogue in Rose Park.
Police say Shaukat and two others parked outside the synagogue shouted an anti-Semitic statement.
They allegedly shouted, “Free the Palestinians! Kill all the Jews!” With four male victims standing outside the place.
Two of the suspects got out of the car and began hitting the front door of the synagogue.
They couldn’t get inside.
Police say they kicked and destroyed the side mirrors of a nearby car on their way back to the car.
Shortly thereafter, another bias incident may have occurred at Kensington’s Ocean Parkway at around 7:45 pm.
Shawkat and another man approached the victim and his cousin and demanded that they “release Palestine.”
Shawkat is said to have hit the back of his head with a suction cup when the victim tried to stop Shawkat from hitting his cousin.
Next, a second man with a bat chased them to Ocean Parkway. There, the Uber driver stopped and put him in the car.
Victims set foot in District 66, where they were treated by EMS.
Harassment cases and other reports of Jewish New Yorkers have aroused fear of anti-Semitic violence associated with the 11-day war between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
More than 20 people were arrested on charges of including a hate crime assault after a clash between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Times Square on Thursday.
Related: “This shouldn’t happen to anyone”: Victims of anti-Semitic assault scream
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20-year-old Daniel Shaukat arrested in a series of attacks on Jewish victims in Brooklyn
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