A 21-year-old Israeli tourist’s face was attacked and punched while speaking Hebrew in Berlin’s district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, according to local authorities, who termed the incident as “bodily injury with anti-Semitic background.”

The attack occurred early on Monday morning outside of a nightclub, where the suspect, described by the victim as someone who “looked Arabic,” attacked the Israeli, causing facial injuries.

Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

An estimated four anti-Semitic-related incidents take place a day in Germany since 2001, according to the country’s interior ministry.

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