Tags: EU | Germany | Anti | Semitism

German Court Convicts Syrian Who Beat Man Wearing Jewish Cap

Monday, 25 June 2018 01:38 PM

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has convicted a 19-year-old Syrian of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in the German capital in April.

The 21-year-old victim, an Arab Israeli who said he wore the Jewish kippa, or yarmulke, in a show of solidarity with his Jewish friends, filmed his attacker whipping him violently with a belt while shouting "Yahudi!" — Jew in Arabic.

Berlin's regional court on Monday sentenced the defendant, who wasn't named due to privacy rules, to four weeks of juvenile detention, which he has already served while awaiting trial.

The attack was widely condemned and stoked a debate about anti-Semitism in Germany.

The defendant, who came to Germany in 2015 as an asylum seeker, told the court he regretted the attack.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
A Berlin court has convicted a 19-year-old Syrian of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in the German capital in April.The 21-year-old victim, an Arab Israeli who said he wore the Jewish kippa, or yarmulke, in a show of solidarity...
EU,Germany,Anti,Semitism
130
2018-38-25
Monday, 25 June 2018 01:38 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved