The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday indicted four people, including three
minors, for aggravated assault and battery in the beating of a Jaffa man on
Daniel Karai, 18, is accused of leading the assault on Tel Aviv
Municipality worker Hassan Ausruf of Jaffa, in the early hours of February 24.
The three minors are accused of taking part in the beating as well, during
which, the indictment states, they “continued to beat him over his entire body,
as the complainant lay bleeding on the ground.”
Though Ausruf complained
that the youths were using racist slurs in the attack, the indictment does not
mention any sort of racist or nationalist motive.
The indictment states
that around 4:15 a.m., the youths, all of whom are from Tiberias, were sitting
on the Tel Aviv promenade near Jerusalem Beach when passersby stole cell phones
and bags belonging to them.
The alleged robbers fled the scene and
shortly thereafter Ausruf arrived as part of his job as a street
The indictment alleges that Karai and the other youths suspected
Ausruf of being involved in the robbery and chased him down before beating him
repeatedly, only stopping when a passerby began shouting at them.
was badly hurt in the beating, and spent 10 days recovering from his wounds in
Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital.
On Tuesday, the court requested that Karai
be kept in jail until the end of the legal proceedings against him.