Shmuel Cohen, a 21-year-old avreich who got married four months ago was attacked on Thursday morning, 5 Tammuz as he left his home in Jerusalem’s Romeima neighborhood heading to kollel. The attacker was an Arab who works as a truck driver. The driver, whose truck said “Mickey” on the side, got out and punched Shmuel in his face, breaking his eyeglasses and causing facial trauma.
The incident occurred at 09:00 near his home. He was struck in the face and head numerous times. The victim’s father, Doron, told Kikar Shabbos “My son was walking to kollel and he near the Gerlitz Bakery when he was attacked, in Romeima. The Arab got out of the truck, came over to him and began punching him.”
“His eye and that area are swollen and pieces of his lenses were pushed into his eye” the dad explained. Magen David Adom reports they responded to a call on Tuval Street and he was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, describing his condition as “light”.
Shimon Gadmish, who owns the Mickey Company, says it could not have been one of his trucks since he hires out the trucking to an outside contractor in Gush Etzion by the name of Emanuel Shram. The manager of that company denied it was one of his drivers. He explains the truck was not one of his. He explained there are many Mickey Companies in the country.
Another Mickey Company said he does not have trucks in the capital and he does not have Arab drivers, only one Bedouin driver who services the center of the country.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)