Arabs attack hareidi man at Sha’ar Shechem

Injured victim; Photo credit: Courtesy of the photographer

Please see here a list of posts relating to cases in which Honenu provided legal counsel to victims of antisemitic attacks in Jerusalem, and here for a list of posts relating to Arab rioting throughout Israel in mid-May.
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 21:16 On Thursday, June 17, Arabs attacked and injured a hareidi man at Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) in Jerusalem. A Honenu attorney is assisting him.
The injured man reported that the incident occurred slightly before eight in the evening and described the incident as follows: “There were disturbances outside of Sha’ar Shechem. [The police brought] water cannons. The policeman told me that passing through wasn’t a problem, so I walked up the stairs of Sha’ar Shechem.
“On the other side [of the road] they started to throw potatoes at me. They hit my cart, and me. There was one big man who ran after me. Apparently he kicked or hit me in the back and caused me to tip over my cart. I kept walking. I felt a rock or a bottle on my left cheek, on the side where their parking lot is. A group of Arabs ran after me, like the other one [the big man].
“Then they threw a rock at me which hit my left side, and that knocked off my hat, my kippa and my glasses. But I didn’t bend over to pick them up because I didn’t want to be hit by another one. I continued to the intersection, because I saw flashing police lights there, even without my glasses. I reached a policeman and I asked him to handle the incident [and said] that I’d been attacked. The policeman tried to help me, and then more personnel came from the light rail security and more. Only after that the MDA medics came and treated me, and brought me to the hospital.”

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