Israeli man says he was assaulted in Barcelona over his Jewish identity

An Israeli man says he was attacked yesterday in Spain over his Jewish identity.

Yotam Eyal tweets a video of what he says were the early stages of the attack in Barcelona, before one of the assailants “kicked my phone out of my hands.”

In the video, several men can be seen shouting “Fuck Israel” toward Eyal.

Writing that the attackers were Arab, Eyal says they began the assault due to the kippa he was wearing.

“Police arrived, I was in the hospital, and I’m okay,” he writes. “They will pay for this attack, I’m already working on it.

“It is horrifying to experience antisemitism in the street out of nowhere from people with whom you have no acquaintance,” he adds.

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