News Brief 8/20/2013, Elul 14, 5773
Random Arab Slap Attack on Jerusalem Light Rail
A Jewish man from the Binyamin region was assaulted Monday in a random attack on the light rail train in Jerusalem. The young man told Arutz Sheva that he was targeted by a group of Arab youths, apparently due to his recognizably Jewish appearance.
He was part of a group traveling to a birthday party in Jerusalem, he recalled. The group sat toward the front of the train.
As the train passed by the Beit Hanina neighborhood, 3 Arab youths approached their group, he said. When the train stopped, the three got off – and as they did, one suddenly lunged forward and slapped him in the face.