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Jewish teen beaten by Muslim man in antisemitic attack in Berlin

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Berlin – Adam Armush, a kippah-wearing Jewish teenager was reportedly hospitalized in recent days after being assaulted in Berlin by a Muslim man in an apparent antisemitic attack.

A video of the incident, which was posted to Facebook and shared by a Jewish advocacy group, shows an apparently Muslim attacker whipping the teen with his belt while calling out, “Yahudi,” or “Jew” in Arabic, before he is stopped by a passerby.

The incident took place at the Helmholtzplatz, a public park in the Prenzlauer Berg part of Berlin.
According to the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Antisemitism, which posted online about the incident on Tuesday, Berlin police confirmed details of the incident and have launched an investigation.

“It is unbearable to see a young Jewish man being attacked on the street in the well-situated Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin because he is recognized as a Jew,” Levi Salomon, spokesman for the group, said in a statement.
“This shows that Jewish people are not safe here either,” he added.

אדם ארמוש, הצעיר שהותקף ברחובות ברלין משום שחבש כיפה, משחזר את התקרית בשיחה עם כאן חדשות @antonia_yamin

— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) April 18, 2018