Journalist assaulted by masked rioters in East Jerusalem neighborhood

Iyad Harb, the police correspondent for the Kan public broadcaster’s Arabic station, is taken to hospital after he was assaulted by masked men in the flashpoint East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Harb says the assailants who maced him and then beat him as he fell to the ground were speaking Hebrew.

“The masked Jewish youths asked me to stop filming and then they assaulted me with pepper spray or tear gas… then I fell to the ground and they hit me on the head and back with sticks, and kicked me,” Harb says.

He says police officers in the area did not come to assist despite him shouting for help.

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