Attack in California (archive)
Attack in California (archive)Reuters

An Israeli man was brutally attacked in the United States when he asked for directions. The man is now in stable condition in hospital, according to local media.

The man was in Los Angeles trying to raise money. He planned to go door to door in the Jewish community asking for funds.

He approached a group of local youth on Beverly Boulevard and asked for directions to the Jewish neighborhood. One young man approached him, seemingly to offer help, and when he grew close hit the Israeli man on the head, knocking him to the ground.

The man saw the group going through his bag and taking the money he had already raised. He tried to resist the theft. At that point, one of the attackers took out a sharp object and stabbed him all over his body.

The attackers took the money and ran, leaving the Jewish man unconscious and bleeding heavily.

Passersby spotted the victim and contacted emergency services. The man was immediately taken to hospital and treated, while police took statements from witnesses.