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German student stabbed, seriously injured in brawl outside Tel Aviv nightclub

22-year-old stabbed multiple times; 3 suspects arrested; emergency services treat dozens for effects of alcohol consumption at New Year’s parties

Illustrative: Police in Tel Aviv, on May 1, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Illustrative: Police in Tel Aviv, on May 1, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

A German student was stabbed and seriously injured in a brawl outside a nightclub in Tel Aviv in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 22-year-old man, a German national living in the central city of Herzliya, was stabbed a number of times outside the venue on Meitav Street.

Police said in a statement that they arrested three suspects — all residents of Raanana and Herzliya — aged 18 and 19.

The three will appear at the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court later on Saturday for a remand hearing.

Israelis packed bars and restaurants across the country on Friday night determined to celebrate the New Year despite rising COVID numbers and fresh restrictions aimed at limiting the revelry.

The Magen David Adom emergency service said that it treated 28 victims of violence during the night, including two people in serious condition and one person defined as moderately injured.

In addition, dozens of people, many of them teens, were treated for illness and injuries related to excessive alcohol consumption.

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