Israeli man beaten by Palestinian mob says he was ‘a hair’s breadth from death’

An Israeli man who was badly beaten by a Palestinian mob Friday night during rioting in Jerusalem, and who was subsequently hospitalized, believes he was “a hair’s breadth from death” and describeד the events in the city as “a Third Intifada.”

Eli Rozen, 27, was the second person in as many nights whose beating by rioters was caught on camera and caused outrage in the country.

Rozen was out walking his dog around 1 a.m. in the Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood in the capital when he was accosted by dozens of angry Palestinians amid confrontations with police in the city. Video shared on social media shows Rozen getting kicked, beaten with a club and hit with rocks. As he runs off, a man hurls a shopping cart at him.

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