Two Jewish brothers attacked on Sukkot

Updated: Oct 12

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Beit Safafa; Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Monday, October 10, 2022, 22:15 An Arab motorcyclist intentionally ran over two Jews, brothers aged 22 and 13, in the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem on the afternoon of the first day of the Sukkot holiday (Monday). The motorcyclist recognized their Hareidi appearance, made a U-turn, jumped the curb, and ran over the foot of the older brother as he "gave them the finger". He also shouted racial slurs at them and yelled at them to leave the neighborhood. The brothers have filed a complaint at the Moriah Police Station.


Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is assisting the victims, stated, "This was a serious antisemitic attack that challenges the right of Jews to live in our capital city, Jerusalem. An assailant riding a motorcycle who runs over someone because of his Jewish appearance is a terrorist and we expect the police to use all available means to apprehend and put him on trial as soon as possible."

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