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American Jewish Tourist Beaten in Berlin

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The Berlin skyline. Photo: Tanweer Morshed via Wikimedia Commons. – An American Jewish tourist was injured in an antisemitic assault in Berlin, police announced on Wednesday.

The unnamed 23-year-old man was in the Steglitz district when three men confronted him, according to a police statement.

“The 23-year-old suffered a hematoma on the eye due to blows in the face,” said police, who added that the motive behind the attack was “his Jewish faith.”

The antisemitic incident was the third one reported this week in Germany.

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“In Berlin, an Orthodox man wearing a kipah said he was subjected to antisemitic slurs Sunday by men who allegedly also tried to spit on him. An Orthodox rabbi was targeted Monday night in Dusseldorf by people who hurled antisemitic insults at him before he escaped into a community center,” reported The Times of Israel.

“In Berlin, the number of antisemitic incidents reported in recent months to police is about 14 percent higher than last year. One in five reported incidents has occurred in the nation’s capital, where 2018 saw a total of 1,083 cases,” according to The Times of Israel.

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