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Young Jewish man lightly injured during an antisemitic event

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Dnepropetrovsk – the police in Dnepropetrovsk opened an investigation after a young Jewish man was attacked and lightly wounded by antisemitic youngsters in the center of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine.


The young man was walking near the “Menorah Center” in the center of Dnepropetrovsk, a town located on the Dnieper River, southeast of the capital Kiev. The “Menorah Center” is the largest Jewish community center in the world. Two young men suddenly approached him and began to insult him. They did not stop there, but also beat him, threw him to the ground, kicked him and he suffered injuries.


Hearing the man shouts, more Jews arrived to help him escape and the two young attackers fled the scene. The guy was taken to a local hospital and later discharged. After he left the hospital he filed a complaint at the local police.