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For the third time in a week, an elderly Israeli has apparently been assaulted
by young people in a public place.
Tel Aviv Police said on Tuesday that a
71-year-old man had told them that another man, appearing to be in his twenties,
pushed him to the ground in Herzliya during an argument Monday night over the
older man’s driving. After the incident the man felt ill and was taken for
treatment at Meir Hospital.
Two suspects, residents of Tel Aviv and Ramat
Gan, were arrested shortly afterwards.
On Saturday, 75-year-old Amiram
Oron was beaten after he told a twenty-something man to put his dog on a leash.
Oron suffered a broken leg and facial wounds.
The suspect in that case
was also arrested, but was later released, maintaining that Oron had struck him
On Sunday, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch condemned
the acts of violence, saying they show “that a segment of the Israeli population
does not respect others, in particular those who deserve our respect more than