Two Israeli youths were badly beaten Saturday night in the Kiryat Shalom neighborhood of Tel Aviv by four foreign workers. The youths had been trying to protect a Jewish girl from being attacked by two of the foreign workers. The Israeli youths were badly beaten by the workers, who used rocks, bricks, and bicycle chains, and threatened to murder the Israelis if they “interfered.”
Chen Yadegar, a friend of the Israeli youths, who all attend the same high school in Tel Aviv, told Arutz Sheva about the attack. “On Saturday night, the two Israeli boys were driving in a car in Kiryat Shalom, when they saw a young Jewish girl walking down the street, trailed by two foreign workers. The foreign workers were looking at the girl and keeping pace with her. It appeared that they were following her, and this seemed suspicious to my friends,” she said.
At one point, the Israeli youths parked on the side of the street, and one of them got out of the car to offer the girl a ride. At that point two other foreign workers materialized, and all four threatened they would “rip his eyes out,” and even kill him, if he “interfered,” Chen said. The youth's friend got out of the car as well. At that point the foreign workers attacked them, using chains, bricks and rocks. The girl who was being followed managed to escape, Chen said.
The youths were able to escape and get back into their vehicle, and drove to a nearby hospital. One required extensive stitches on his skull, while the other was treated for numerous body injuries. “Thank G-d they got away,” Yadegar said. “Otherwise they would surely have been killed. It's shocking that something like this could happen in Tel Aviv,” she added.
Police have opened an investigation. No suspects have as yet been arrested.