Lee Zeldin rips Bill de Blasio's 'feckless leadership' as NYC faces 9th possible anti-Semitic attack

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., is blaming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for a string of anti-Semitic attacks, including one on Friday.

"There's a massive leadership failure in New York City and Bill de Blasio's answer has been have another press conference, and if it happens again, have another press conference," Zeldin said Saturday, before praising the decision to ramp up police presence.

There have been at least nine alleged anti-Semitic attacks in less than a week, much of it occurring during Hanukkah, according to authorities.

"It needs to happen more, and there needs to be some level of burden-sharing here. You need to see -- on all levels of government -- elected officials and community leaders going all in to confront this and crush it," Zeldin added, while appearing on "Fox & Friends."

De Blasio announced Friday that the NYPD would beef up its police presence in response to the attacks. "Hate doesn't have a home in our city," he tweeted.

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"In light of recent anti-Semitic attacks, the NYPD will increase their presence in Boro Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg. Anyone who terrorizes our Jewish community WILL face justice," he added.

The victim of the most recent attack was a man wearing Orthodox Jewish attire, 6ABC reported.  Another man punched him in the face while walking through Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood. Police have not yet classified it as a hate crime.

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In another incident, a man threatened to shoot people after approaching a member of Brooklyn's Hasidic community.

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Zeldin told "Fox & Friends" that the city's "feckless leadership is greatly concerning, and these people are being victimized and it's only getting worse until you see more people stepping up to confront it."

The congressman believes the apparent hate crimes stemmed from an eroding quality of life in the city, a lack of education and negative cultural influences.

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The fifth night of Hanukkah was marred by the sixth reported anti-Semitic attack in the city this week. The attack unfolded Thursday in Brooklyn, where police said they arrested a woman who allegedly assaulted another woman, calling her an "[expletive] Jew."

The string of incidents began Monday, when a 28-year-old man allegedly punched and kicked a 65-year-old man in Manhattan while screaming, "[Expletive] you, Jew," the NYPD said. The victim suffered cuts to his face and hand.

Fox News' Yael Halon contributed to this report.