Brutal attack in Acco
Updated: May 15, 2022
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 14:48 Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher has been informed that several suspects have been detained in the investigation of the brutal attack on his client, Mor Janashvilli, who was moderately injured in Acco on May 12, during Operation Guardian of the Walls. Bleicher sent a letter to the Haifa District Attorney describing the attack. Janashvilli came to Acco to visit his mother, a resident of the city. Dozens of Arab rioters charged at his car and pelted it with large rocks, heavy furniture, and anything else they could get their hands on. Janashvilli lost control of his car and drove it into a wall. The rioters did not stop pelting the car and Janashvilli, who was injured by now, fled his car with his hands over his head. The Arab mob beat him with metal and wooden bars, punched him and kicked him until he collapsed on the ground in a semi-conscious state. Janashvilli resigned himself to a horrible death and then felt his face being cut with a knife. Janashvilli was saved at the last moment, apparently by Arabs who rescued him from the site and called the emergency services. He was evacuated by ambulance to the hospital, suffering from bruises on his entire body, broken bones, cuts on his face, partial paralysis in his left leg, headaches and dizziness. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher: “This was a serious incident of a brutal attack on a man solely because he was a Jew. Everyone in the mob who took part in the attack must stand trial and be charged with nationalistically motivated attempted murder. I demand a thorough investigation that will not allow even one rioter to escape justice.”