Arab Slaps Random Jew in Attack on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

Jewish man in Jerusalem becomes target to random attack in what seems to be anti-Jewish motivated incident.

By Arutz Sheva staff


A Jewish man from the Binyamin region was assaulted Monday in a random attack on the light rail train in Jerusalem. The young man told Arutz Sheva that he was targeted by a group of Arab youths, apparently due to his recognizably Jewish appearance.

The Jerusalem Light Rail – Photo IsraelandStuff/PP

He was part of a group traveling to a birthday party in Jerusalem, he recalled. The group sat toward the front of the train.

As the train passed by the Beit Hanina neighborhood, three Arab youths approached their group, he said. When the train stopped, the three got off – and as they did, one suddenly lunged forward and slapped him in the face.

The youth who slapped him raced off the train with his friends.

The young Jewish man said he reported the incident to police. The Jerusalem Police said the incident is under investigation.

The suspects may be identified with help from the security camera on the train, they said.

Light rail passengers have been the target of attacks in the past. Terrorist cells in Jerusalem have targeted the train in rock and firebomb attacks.

In the most serious attack to date, an Arab passenger on the train suddenly stabbed a young IDF soldier in the chest, causing her serious injuries.


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