Ultra-Orthodox man stabbed, seriously hurt in Zurich; teen attacker said to have shouted ‘Death to all Jews’

A teen stabbed and seriously injured an ultra-Orthodox man in Zurich, reportedly shouting “Death to all Jews” as he carried out the attack.

The 15-year-old attacker was arrested on the scene, Swiss media reports.

While witnesses said the attacker shouted antisemitic statements before and during the attack, police have not yet declared the attack to be a hate crime.

There was reportedly an altercation between a number of individuals before the stabbing.

In a statement to Swiss media, the Swiss Association of Jewish Communities (SIG) says it is “deeply shocked” by the attack.

Noting that “physical attacks on Jewish people in Switzerland are very rare,” the organization notes that they have been on the rise amid soaring antisemitism worldwide.

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