Israeli says he was attacked in Berlin by Muslims

A 22-year-old Israeli said he was attacked in Berlin by four Muslims who saw him leave a Chabad house in the German capital. The man was treated at a local hospital and said he would return to Israel for further medical care.

The attack took place at around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 in Berlin’s Wilmersdorf neighborhood.

“Right after I left, four people suddenly jumped me and cursed me in German with an Arab accent. They beat and kicked me,” said the victim.

Hospital tests revealed the victim had fractures in his fingers, and dried bruises on his legs and hands.

“I have no doubt they attacked me because I looked Jewish or Israeli to them,” he said.

The young Israeli was looking into moving to Berlin because of the economic situation in Israel, after he decided against a similar move to France because of the rise of anti-Semitism in the country.

“I did not believe that this was the situation in Berlin, but even though I was attacked, it will not prevent me from living here. I’m not scared of this nonsense,” the Israeli said.

Police are investigating the incident, including whether the attackers had nationalistic motives. —