Berlin police open probe after Israelis speaking Hebrew attacked at local eatery

German police are investigating after a 27-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man from Israel said they were attacked at a restaurant in northern Berlin after a patron overheard them chatting in Hebrew.

The pair came under verbal assault by an Arabic-speaking man who was sitting nearby and who later attacked them physically as well, hurling a bottle at the woman and punching the man in the face, police said in a statement cited on social media and by public broadcaster Kan.

Both the attacker and a person sitting with him, also an Arabic-speaking man, according to police, fled the scene.

The police said the Israeli pair did not seek medical attention, despite sustaining some minor injuries.

An investigation has been launched, police said.

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