Photo: Police
Scene of the attack
Photo: Police

Haredi stabs Bedouin man and escapes

Bedouin junk peddler says ultra-Orthodox Jew attacked him in Ashdod after hearing him speaking in Arabic; he was lightly wounded in his hand; police searching for suspect; incident initially thought nationalistically-motivated, but now appears criminal in nature.

A Bedouin junk peddler reported to the police that a man dressed as an ultra-Orthodox Jew with a beard attacked him on HaAtsmaut street in Ashdod on Thursday after hearing him speaking in Arabic.



The Bedouin man, in his 40s, was lightly wounded in his hand and was taken to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon for treatment.


Police launched a search for a suspect matching the description of the Bedouin man and other eye witnesses.


Scene of the attack (Photo: Police)
Scene of the attack (Photo: Police)


While the incident was initially thought to be nationalistically-motivated, police now say it is likely criminal in nature.


Earlier in the day, a Bedouin man in his 20s was arrested after snatching a weapon from a security guard in Be'er Sheva in what is also suspected to be a nationalistically-motivated incident.



פרסום ראשון: 01.05.17, 11:58
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