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Hassidic Jews Tackle, Restrain ‘Terrifying’ Antisemitic Assailant Outside Melbourne Synagogue (VIDEO)

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The scene outside a synagogue in Melbourne on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

The scene outside a synagogue in Melbourne on Thursday. Photo: Screenshot.

A group of Hassidic Jews tackled and held down a man who shouted antisemitic epithets at passersby and assaulted a congregant outside a synagogue in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, video footage shows.

The video, posted on Facebook, shows the instigator standing outside the Adass Synagogue and shouting at a group of Hassidic men, “Go back to Israel.” When the assailant grabs hold of the shirt of one of the men, he is tackled and pinned to the ground by the group.

Though he attempts to fight back, he is held down until police arrive.

In a Facebook report on the incident, the local Australian Jewish News described the scene as “terrifying,” and called on members of the public to alert police in the event of an emergency.

A separate video circulating on Facebook shows the same assailant shouting at another Jewish man at the entrance to the synagogue. After he is told to “talk nicely,” the instigator responds by aggressively slapping the man in the face.

The incident began after the attacker, who was apparently intoxicated, allegedly stole a child’s scooter from outside the synagogue, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. Several Jewish men then came out of the synagogue to question him over the incident.

The man was arrested and charged with theft, criminal damage and two counts of unlawful assault. A rabbi from the synagogue told Daily Mail Australia that police told him the man was on drugs.

Police held the abuser for several hours before releasing him on bail. He will face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on Jan. 19, 2016.

Watch a video of the disturbing incident below:

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  • Shaina Buchwald

    perhaps you were hacked into; I saw the video presented above but was afterwards replaced by one of anti-semetic slander called “What World Famous Men Have said About the Jews”; Please check this out. Yours, Shaina

  • len

    I think Australia should immediately agree to admit a few hundred thousand Syrian Refugees and use this video as an example to the non Muslim community on how to handle any confrontations with the new future Syrian-Australian community. No one was hurt and everyone will be prepared next time for round 2,and 3 and 4 and well you get the picture.

  • Anywhere in Europe, and the congregants would all be arrested for assault, and the racist drunk would receive an apology, or financial recompense. Well done Aussies!

  • Uriel Priwes

    Well done! It is about time that these antisemitic scum learned that Orthodox Jews are not helpless, and will defend themselves when attacked. Kol hakavod!!

  • Mickey Oberman

    I hope that contagion does not spread to my Canada whose new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, appears, from past activities and associations to be an admirer of Islam.

  • art frank

    They should have beaten the savage arab to death.



  • Ellen Freilich

    These Hasids should give seminars to U.S. cops on how to restrain a person without hurting or killing him.

  • The Jew hater sounded drunk. He mentioned allah. I wonder what his imam and his allah thought of that.

  • Well done, men of Adass!

  • With G-d’s blessing B”H

    Well done Adass boys!

    A simple answer is for PM Netanyahu to appoint MK Zippi Hotovely as his spokesperson to announce to the world that Hashem gave the Land of Israel to the Jews and that we are NOT robbers!

    This announcement should be made by Zippi Hotovely on the Temple Mount!

    Moshe Elkman

  • enufizenuf

    These are better people than am I. I would have punched his face in.

    • HF

      Agreed. They should have sent this Muslim to Syria in a casket

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    KOL HAKAVOD to the Haredi men!
    That is the way as a minimum. The ultimate way will have to be to terminate the muslim violent elements.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Ironic that this Muslim anti-Semite tells the Hasidim to go back to Israel, recognising Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state.