A 22-year-old Israeli man was the victim of another anti-Semitic attack in Europe, this time outside a Berlin Chabad house. The Islamic attackers saw him leave the Chabad house and they then attacked him. He was transported and treated in a local hospital. The attack occurred early Sunday evening in Berlin’s Wilmersdorf neighborhood.
According to the witness, he was attacked by four men who cursed him in German, pointing out that had an Arabic accent. He was punched and kicked. The victim states if not for the intervention of a passerby he fears the outcome would have been far more serious. He was treated for multiple finger fractures and soft tissue injuries.
Israel Consul General to Berlin Eyal Siso has urged the victim to file a formal complaint with police. Ironically, the victim explains he is looking into relocating to Europe due to the high cost of living in Israel. He had ruled out moving to France due to the anti-Semitism in that country and he was thinking about Berlin as an alternative.
CORRECTION: Thanks to a Chabad oficial in Berlin, we have learned the attack took place not around Chabad, but in the area of Fasanenstr, which is a different shul.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)