Assailant punches and hurls antisemitic insult at man in Berlin

“An entering passenger boarded and punched him in the face with his fist and antisemitically insulted him,” the Berlin police wrote in a statement.

A man carries a wooden Star of David during a protest against antisemitism, racism and nationalism in Berlin, Germany in October (photo credit: REUTERS)
A man carries a wooden Star of David during a protest against antisemitism, racism and nationalism in Berlin, Germany in October
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A violent antisemitic attack took place on a subway train in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district on Monday.
“An entering passenger boarded and punched him in the face with his fist and antisemitically insulted him,” Berlin police said in a statement.
It remains unclear whether the victim was Jewish.
“The injured party, who was traveling with two family members, has filed a complaint with the Berlin police over the Internet,” the police said. “A commissioner of state protection at the State Criminal Police Office has taken over further investigations.”
In December, three teenage students taunted a fellow 14-year-old pupil with antisemitic insults while they strangled him, Berlin police said. The student survived the assault, The Jerusalem Post reported.
According to a police press statement, the three assailants “are said to have tied him up and choked him while expressing antisemitic abuse.”
In October, Berlin police said a 29-year-old man attempted to strike a 34-year-old man while making an antisemitic insult in the Kreuzberg district, the Post reported.
“During the clarification of the facts, it became known that the inebriated 29-year-old had to leave the premises shortly before, as he had already expressed antisemitism there,” the police said. “The police State Protection Agency is now investigating for incitement, insult and attempted assault.”


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