An Israeli man was attacked at a train station in Berlin, the capital of Germany, on Thursday. This was reported today (Saturday) on Ynet.
According to the report, on Thursday, the same Israeli, Asaf, arrived at a train station in Berlin and took a picture of the train with his mobile phone. According to him, two men of Arab origin who were standing next to him thought he was taking pictures of them and recognized that he was Israeli, at that point they attacked him, cursed him and even tried to steal his phone.
He told Ynet: “I photographed the elevated train and its accessibility for people who use wheelchairs. I take pictures everywhere I go. One of the Arabs told his friend that I took a picture of him. They came to me, pushed me, spat on me and cursed in Arabic. They recognized that I am Israeli because I look Israeli. I pushed them away with my suitcase.”
He added: “My hands and feet hurt where they kicked me. […] I felt the hatred and rage. If it wasn’t in a central and public place – it would have ended much worse.”
After the incident Assaf boarded the next train and escaped. He claimed that no one at the station intervened to protect him.
Following the incident, he went to the police to file a complaint. In addition, he contacted the Israeli consulate in Berlin and informed them about the incident.