Jewish father, daughter attacked by mob at Belgium train station for reportedly removing anti-Israel sticker

A suspect attacks a Jewish man at a train station in Bruges, Belgium on May 17, 2024. (Screen capture/X)
A suspect attacks a Jewish man at a train station in Bruges, Belgium on May 17, 2024. (Screen capture/X)

Channel 12 reports that a Jewish father and his daughter were attacked by a group after he removed an anti-Israel sticker at a train station in Brugge, Belgium.

The two managed to briefly escape before another attacker is filmed shoving the father, 64-year-old Amnon, to the ground and twisting his leg.

His daughter, 29-year-old Shira, is the one filming the altercation.

Channel 12 says Amnon has been hospitalized with a broken jaw.

The family appears to be Israeli.

In a statement about the incident, European Jewish Association director Mencahem Margolin warns that the assault is part of an escalation of antisemitic violence that, unless curbed, may likely lead to loss of life.

“It is no longer just verbal violence or spitting but real physical attacks that can end in disaster,” Margolin says, calling on police to arrest the suspects, charge them with an antisemitic hate crime and punish them to the full extent of the law.

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