Three separate attacks by Jewish Israelis on Palestinians took place over the last week, according to a report in Haaretz, including serious assaults and damage to property.
Several Palestinians were injured on Sunday “when they were attacked by a large group of Orthodox Jews near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem”, one of “a spate of such assaults on Arabs by Jews” in recent days, said Haaretz.
Orthodox Jews are the suspects in assaults that Palestinians say take place every year around the Jewish holidays. 'They hit me until I lost consciousness,' one of the victims sayshttps://t.co/MSviqHPZcd
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) October 1, 2018
Eyewitnesses and CCTV footage showed “several dozen Orthodox men” throwing chairs and tables from nearby restaurants and stones “at Arab passersby and business owners before they were dispersed by the police. No arrests were made”.
Iyyad Kastro, a local business owner, said:
“They think they’re strong because there are a lot of them, so they started throwing chairs and tables, and anybody who tried to protect their property got hit.”
“Palestinian sources said five young men were injured in the assault, while cars and other property were damaged.”
▶️Crowds of #Israeli #Jewish colonist settlers wage a wave of #Terrorist attacks against the #Palestinian Al-Misrara neighborhood in occupied #Jerusalem-vandalized & damaged a number of #Palestinians properties, shops & homes while chanting #HateSpeech against the #Palestinians pic.twitter.com/DutFWK34dG
— Saif Bitar (@BitarSaif) October 1, 2018
Last Wednesday, meanwhile,
“Four Palestinian students were assaulted in Gonenim Park in the Katamon neighborhood by Jewish youths, who allegedly used a Taser on some of their victims”.
Islam Agwa, a law student, said:
“We were sitting there for maybe five minutes when we saw a group of about 30 men, age 20 to 35 – one looked like their rabbi, around 55. They were looking for Arabs and the second they saw we were Arabs their rabbi said a word and they jumped us.”
The paper added:
“Agwa suffered a broken nose and deep cuts and bruises to his face, head, and neck. One of his friends was injured in the shoulders by a block thrown at him.”
APARTHEID ISRAEL SEES MORE JEWISH ATTACKS ON ARAB CITIZENS…
Fists, Chairs and Tasers: Jerusalem Sees Three Attacks on Arabs by Jews in One Week
Orthodox Jews are the suspects in assaults that Palestinians say… https://t.co/5zIhw5Pqkg
— John Ish Ishmael (@JohnIshIshmael) October 2, 2018
In addition, last week “a Palestinian bus driver was assaulted in the Orthodox settlement of Betar Ilit on the outskirts of Jerusalem”.
According to Gadi Gvaryahu, the chairman of the anti-racism group Tag Meir,
“Dozens of Arab drivers are attacked each year in violent racist assaults. Only a tiny number of these assaults are investigated by the police, and in most cases, the assailants run free.”
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)