Jewish man knocked down and cursed in Arabic in Berlin


(JTA) — An Orthodox Jewish man was assaulted in Berlin by two men who cursed him in Arabic, he told police.

The incident happened on Tuesday in the Charlottenburg area of the German capital, Bild reported Wednesday. The men fled the scene after knocking the Jewish man to the ground.

The Jewish man, aged 55, sustained a heavy blow to his head and called emergency services for treatment. He was not seriously injured. Police are looking for the attackers.

Last week, a rabbi and his two sons said they were spit on and verbally attacked as they left a synagogue in Munich.

A man approached the rabbi, 53, and his sons, both 19, and yelled anti-Semitic slurs as they left a central synagogue on Aug. 3, The Associated Press reported. A woman in a car then also began to yell at them and spit on one of the teens.

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