Arab Israeli stabbed in apparent hate crime

27-year-old man treated for light injuries; assailant, now in custody, reportedly yelled ‘Death to the Arabs’

Illustrative: a knife (YouTube screenshot)
Illustrative: a knife (YouTube screenshot)

A 27-year-old man was stabbed in the shoulder Monday in the central coastal Israeli city of Herzliya, in what appeared to be a hate crime.

The victim of the assault, an Arab Israeli from the country’s north who works in the Herzliya municipality, suffered light injuries and was rushed by a medical team to the Meir Hospital in nearby Kfar Saba for further treatment.

According to the victim, the attacker yelled “Death to Arabs” and other racial epithets during the stabbing.

Police apprehended the assailant several hours after the attack, and questioned him.

He admitted to targeting his victim due to the fact that he was an Arab.

“We will not tolerate acts of violence against any human being,” Herzliya Mayor Moshe Fadlon said following the stabbing.

Fadlon further vowed to increase the police presence throughout the city.

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