A middle-aged Israeli man told police he was brutally beaten by a pair of African men while sitting on a park bench in south Tel Aviv last Saturday night, police confirmed on Monday.
Yevgeni Satkalov, 58, told police that he was sitting on a park bench on Tchelnov street near the central bus station Saturday night when he was set upon by two African man who began beating him with sticks across his entire body. Satkalov told police the two men appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Satkalov, who was hospitalized in moderate condition with a deep gash on his head, also said that he tried to call the police for help but the dispatcher could not understand him, even when he reached the Russian-language dispatch center. He finally called his daughter Yana, who contacted police for him.