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March 28, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Israeli Filmmaker Yariv Horowitz Beaten by Arabs While in France Attending Film Festival

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Yariv Horowitz in 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli media is reporting that Israeli filmmaker Yariv Horowitz was attacked and assaulted in France by a group of Arabs. Horowitz was in the country attending the Aubagne Film Festival, where his film “Rock Ba-Casbah” won an award. According to Israel’s Channel 2, Horowitz was jumped by the assailants in a racially motivated attack shortly after the screening of his film. He lost consciousness but after being treated on the spot was able to return to the festival.

The Algemeiner was unable to reach festival organizers for comment.

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