A man was insulted with antisemitic expressions and then beaten

Source: juedische-allgemeine

Karow, BerlinA 70-year-old Jewish man was beaten on a Berlin street on Tuesday in an apparent anti-Semitic attack, prompting the city’s mayor to insist such incidents must “never become normal.”

Police said Tuesday the victim was initially insulted by an unknown man as he walked in the Karow neighborhood of the German capital.

The Jewish man defended himself verbally, prompting the assailant to strike him multiple times, especially in the head and chin.

The victim stumbled and fell to the ground. The beating was only stopped when a passerby intervened and sent the attacker fleeing, according to the Bild newspaper, which cited police.

There is no immediate information on the attacker’s identity.