Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Syrian man confesses to attacking kippah-wearing Israeli Arab in Berlin as will not be reported by the BBC

'A Syrian man on trial in Berlin for attacking a man wearing a kippah confessed in court to the assault and apologised to the victim.

The alleged assailant, identified as a 19-year-old Syrian Palestinian living in Germany since 2015, turned himself in two days after the April 17 attack. He is being tried as a juvenile.

During the attack, the assailant lashed the man with his belt and repeated the Arabic word for Jew, "Yahudi." The victim, Adam Armouch, an Arab Israeli, filmed the attack on his phone; the video went viral on social media. Armouch was accompanied by a 24-year-old man also wearing a kippah who reported being accosted verbally by three men.


Armoush, 21, who is not Jewish, told the Deutsche Welle news agency that he had grown up in an Arab-Christian family in Haifa, Israel, and said he put on the kippah as an experiment to see "how bad it is to walk Berlin's streets as a Jew today." The attack took place in the trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood, which is popular among many Israelis living in Berlin.

The attack led thousands of Jews and non-Jews to don kippahs and participate in "Wear a Kippah" rallies in Berlin and other German cities to protest anti-Semitism.'

Well that showed a non-Jew what it's like to walk the streets of Berlin as a Jew. But as it was a Syrian Muslim immigrant to Germany who committed the attack by lashing the man with his belt and repeating the Arabic word for Jew, I don't think that the BBC want to give this news any publicity. 

There's more about this incident, including the original video which I think I posted when it first went viral, here Maybe I should ask the BBC why they aren't reporting this news. But then I know why they aren't reporting this. 

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