Romania police arrest 3 Israelis following brawl at Bucharest hotel

Witnesses say individuals from Jewish and Arab groups assaulted each other at the Radisson Blu following concert

Bucharest, Romania. (CC-BY-SA Mihai Petre/Wikimedia Commons)
Bucharest, Romania. (CC-BY-SA Mihai Petre/Wikimedia Commons)

Three Israeli citizens were arrested by Romanian police Friday after taking part in a brawl at a hotel in Bucharest.

Eyewitnesses claimed individuals from a Jewish group and an Arab group, both from from Israel, assaulted each other near the pool at the Radisson Blu following a concert by Israeli singers Lior Narkis and Dudu Aharon, the Ynet news site reported.

A video of the altercation that went viral on on social media showed people throwing chairs and pushing each other, with one individual appearing to push a woman into the water.

Later on in the video, a number of security personnel are seen accompanying the clashing individuals outside the pool compound.

Police investigators in Romania gathered security footage at the hotel as well as from a casino nearby, and interrogated three of those involved in the fight.

While the reason for the brawl wasn’t officially stated, witnesses said the altercation broke out after a bottle of water spilled on a girl in the pool area.

No injuries were reported in the incident, according to the Israeli embassy in Romania.

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