A 24-year-old native of Egypt is being held without bail after being accused of stabbing a city rabbi “seven or eight times” in a daylight attack some are demanding be treated as a hate crime.

That stabbing suspect, Khaled Awad of Brighton, is also being investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and won’t be let out until at least a dangerousness hearing is held July 8, a judge ruled today at his arraignment in Brighton District Court.

He’s accused of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer.

Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins told the Herald earlier Friday she plans to investigate the vicious attack as a hate crime, and said Jewish communities have become targets for vitriol nationwide.