Melbourne: Yeshiva Students Attacked On Motzei Shabbos

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hate crimes2.jpgPolice in Melbourne Auatraila are searching for two men allegedly responsible for two antisemitic attacks on several Jewish students in St Kilda East on Motzei Shabbos.

According to AJN, Ephraim Manshari, a student at Yeshivah College, was at Glick?s burger bar when two Caucasian males approached him. They asked hin if he wanted to fight, but he declined.

The perpetrator, believed to be in his 20s, then punched another student, who is visiting from Israel, in the face, before taking a cafe chair and smashing a hole in the shop window.
He then fled the scene of the crime.

Several members of the local Shomrim who were dining in Glick?s pizza restaurant two doors down, pursued the two men several hundred metres down Carlisle Street, before they got away.

Around 45 minutes later, the two men returned armed with baseball bats and confronted Yeshivah student Alon Tam, who was walking home from Glick?s around 150 metres towards Hotham Street.

Alon, 17, was hit with a bat on the upper-left side of his body, both arms and his right shoulder.

The police were called back and extended their search for the suspects, including dispatching a police helicopter.

Sergeant Andrew Falconer from St Kilda Police Station appealed for anyone who has any information to contact police or Crime Stoppers.