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Israeli soldiers attacked after being mistaken for Arabs

Israeli forces take security measures after a Palestinian, who allegedly attempted was carrying a knife, was killed by Israeli soldiers in in West Bank on 20 July 2017 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces take security measures after a Palestinian, who allegedly attempted was carrying a knife, was killed by Israeli soldiers in in West Bank on 20 July 2017 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

Two Israeli soldiers have been severely attacked in a public park by young Israelis who thought they were Arabs.

Both of the soldiers, from the elite units of Golani and Kafir, were accompanied by a woman when they were spotted on Friday evening in a park in the Israeli settlement of Pardes Hanna-Karkur near Haifa.

The young Israelis attacked the two Israeli soldiers, using a hookah and other blunt objects. The two soldiers suffered light wounds and were taken to hospital for treatment.

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The young Israelis screamed “these are Arabs,” the two soldiers told Channel 7: “They chanted phrases abusive to Arabs when they attacked us.”

Ynet News said that Israeli police have opened an investigation into the incident, which could have happened because the women who accompanied the two soldiers was known to the youths.

The father of one of the soldiers called the police after learning his son was in the hospital. “Soldiers go on vacation and are attacked by criminals just because they look like Arabs. It is a disgrace,” he told Ynet News.

He continued: “They lynched them; it could have ended in death. How did we stoop so low? And even if they were Arabs, should we harm them? We are shocked and demand that the lawbreakers be brought to justice.”

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  • Angus McClain

    A country ruled by thuggish scum…..

  • outer_rl

    Sounds like the Israeli army needs to train its soldiers to defend themselves without their flashy weapons. Getting beaten up by a bunch of wild and ignorant civilians? For shame!

  • Vinegar Hill

    The IDF must learn that when one pisses against the wind you get your own back.

  • DEADP00L

    You raise Nazis expect them to act like Nazis.

    • Steve Anderson

      Spot on!

  • Helen4Yemen

    There are no Ashkenazi who look Middle Eastern, therefore, they must be Middle Eastern Jews or Druze?

  • Fred Mace

    What a sick race? Ignorant pigs with brain washed youths, raised as terrorists. Must be wiped out.

  • Kevin Logan

    Had the attackers been Palestinians they would’ve been murdered and their homes demolished, but nothing will happen to them because they’re Jews who thought they were attacking Arabs. The majority of the Jews in Israel probably respect what the attackers did and consider them as heroes.

  • dr. abraham Weizfeld

    However, what the report does not contain is that the Jewish soldiers may very well be Arabs since Jewish-Israeli Arabs are 50% of the Jewish-Israeli population. The Mizrahim should consider this a wake-up call.

  • Seoigh

    So much for the claim of “democracy” ….