A member of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta group, whose leaders claim to have excellent relationships with Muslims, was viciously attacked by a Muslim in Amsterdam over the weekend. The victim, Yosef Anteby, has lived in Holland for many years, and is a well-known anti-Israel activist.
A report on the Kikar Shabbat web site quoted Anteby as saying that he had been badly beaten by the Muslim, despite repeatedly identifying himself and his affiliation. He required medical treatment as a result of the beating.
In a statement, Neturei Karta said that Anteby was “attacked by a Muslim immigrant, possibly Pakistani. The immigrant began to rant against the Jews and the Jewish religion. They began angrily beating the victim. Rabbi Anteby sustained numerous blows and asked for help from passerby, but these ignored him. He then tried to escape, but was unable to, as his non-Jewish attacker was too strong. Finally Rabbi Anteby fell, unable to move, and the non-Jew then ran away.”
The report said that Anteby finally was able to get up and flagged down a passing police vehicle, which took him to a hospital for treatment. He remains under observation, in good condition, but suffering from aches and pains related to the beating, the report added.
In its statement, Neturei Karta attributed the attack to the “Zionist evil, which causes anti-Semitism all around the world, until even those who are truly observant and faithful Jews are liable to fall victim, and pay a high price for the Zionists' sins.”