Ofer Cassif

Ofer Cassif is an Israeli politician who, under Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid's coalition government, served as the Jewish representative in the Arab Joint List party.


During a protest in April 2021 in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Cassif was beaten by police. By the end of the demonstration he required medical attention. 


The protest was one of many by Arabs against Jews during a court case to determine the eviction of Arab residents from the neighborhood. 


Cassif was a professor and a lecturer before his pursuit of politics began in 2019.

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Joint List MK Ofer Cassif after his brutal attack by police in Jerusalem, April 9, 2021.

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The police spokesperson claimed that Cassif refused to leave the area after officers declared the protest unlawful.

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Joint List MK Ofer Cassif after his brutal attack by police in Jerusalem, April 9, 2021.

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"When violence comes from the very people meant to protect the law, and is selective in nature, the violence becomes twice as bad," Cassif said.

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Ofer Cassif's assault requires serious self-examination - editorial

A video of the incident shows Cassif yelling at a policeman and then suddenly grabbed by the cop and several of his fellow servicemen and beaten.

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Socialist activists protested the deaths of 67 construction workers during 2020 in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, and Sakhnin on Friday.

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Graffiti in Arab village of Jish in suspected 'price tag' attack on February 11, 2020.

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Dozens of tires were slashed and graffiti were uncovered in the village of Jish.

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Joint List MK Ofer Cassif slammed the IDF when he took to social media to say that “the claims about a Molotov Cocktail, [which may exist] or not don’t matter a thing."

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