hospitalized soldier at Rambam, Haifa_150.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
Two off-duty soldiers were brutally assaulted by a group of Israeli Arabs in
Haifa on Friday night, a relative of one of the victim said.
arrived at the Rambam Medical Center late on Friday night after one of them felt
“They parked their vehicle at the entrance to the hospital. Another
vehicle stopped in front of them. One of the occupants was drunk,” an uncle of
one of the soldiers was quoted as saying in a Channel 2 report.
in the vehicle asked the two men if they were Jews. They started assaulting them
with clubs, rocks and planks of wood they found in the area,” he
“My nephew was hit on the head before being forced to lie on the
floor. One of the attackers etched something on his head with a sharp
The attack was only stopped when hospital security guards
arrived on the scene, and chased away the attackers.
Four suspects were
arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident.
Yochanan Danino was briefed on the incident and will closely monitor the
investigation, police said. He ordered local police chiefs to ensure that all of
the suspects are arrested and prosecuted.
“He sees it as a very serious
incident,” police added.
“The attackers and the soldiers had no prior
meeting, and there was no provocation,” the uncle told Channel 2.
men are hospitalized at the Rambam Medical Center. One suffered spinal chord
injuries, while the second sustained head injuries in the attack.
Rambam Medical Center said its guards wrote down the license plate of the car
used by the attackers and passed the details on to police.