An Arab man claimed that he was the victim of a racist attack by a group of Jews after a late-night party on Wednesday. The assault reportedly left him with a broken leg.
According to Maariv, 28-year-old Ibrahim Abu Ta’a said that after a staff party for employees of the Mamilla Hotel held at the Jerusalem nightclub Ha’uman 17, a female colleague asked for a ride home as she was intoxicated. When they got out of the car near her apartment in Jerusalem’s Katamon neighborhood, the woman stumbled, and a group of passers-by apparently thought that he was sexually assaulting her.
“Six or seven men came up to us and asked, ‘What’s going on here?'” Abu Ta’a told Maariv. “My friend said ‘Ibrahim talk to them,’ and when they heard that my name is Ibrahim, they attacked me.”
The attack occurred between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but police only arrived to take Abu Ta’a’s testimony on Thursday afternoon, according to the report.
The incident comes less than a month after a gang of Jewish youths attacked and seriously injured 17-year-old Jamal Julani in downtown Jerusalem on August 17, allegedly because he was an Arab. Nine teenagers, eight of them minors, were indicted in late August for that attack, which left Julani almost dead.