Yarmulke-wearing Jewish man beaten in Berlin



Berlin, Germany. Credit: Thomas Wolf via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A 21-year-old Jewish man was attacked in the German city of Berlin by three men of Middle Eastern appearance who noticed he was wearing a yarmulke.

The victim said the men began to insult him, later physically assaulting him by kicking him and punching him before running away. The victim was lightly injured, Local.de reported.

In March 2016, the hate crime monitoring groups ReachOut and Berliner Register reported that 320 incidents of assault took place in Berlin in 2015, an increase from 179 in 2014. Among these incidents, 25 attacks were were connected to anti-Semitism, a rise from 18 in 2014. Most of the Jews who are assaulted were wearing their yarmulkes at the time, according to the German newspaper Tagesspiegel.

Posted on June 22, 2016 .