Man shouts 'death to Arabs' before stabbing municipal worker in Herzliya

Police arrest 36-year-old suspect from Herzliya; suspect admits to attacking man because he was Arab, police say.

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April 20, 2015 16:46
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A Jewish man was arrested for an apparent hate crime after he stabbed an Arab municipal worker in Herzliya on Monday morning, before fleeing on foot.

Hours after the incident, police said they arrested the man, a 36-year-old resident of the city, who admitted to attacking the man and doing so for “nationalist reasons”.

The victim, a 28-year-old resident of an Arab village in the North, told police that the man shouted “death to the Arabs” in Russian-accented Hebrew before stabbing him in the shoulder.

The victim, who was working on a building renovation for the city, was lightly hurt, suffering from what a Magen David Adom spokesman described as a flesh wound.

The suspect was picked up by police while they were searching the area after the attack. They said he confessed during questioning and said he attacked the man because he is an Arab. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Tuesday morning.

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