Hareidi Man Attacked in Ashdod

A 31-year-old hareidi-religious man was attacked overnight Friday night in Ashdod. He required hospitalization.

Elad Benari ,

Magen David Adom ambulance
Magen David Adom ambulance
Israel news photo: michmas.org

A 31-year-old hareidi-religious man, who heads a yeshiva in Bnei Brak, was attacked overnight Friday night in Ashdod. The man, a father of four children, required hospitalization.

Yakov Gluzman, a volunteer in the religious medical group Ichud Hatzalah who lives near the scene, recalled the incident in a conversation with Arutz Sheva on Saturday night.

“At 1:10 a.m. there was a knock on my door, and when I opened it I saw the young man, accompanied by his father,” Gluzman said. “His face was full of blood. I took him to my clinic which is located in close proximity. My first diagnosis found that he has serious injuries on his face. He had deep cuts around the eye, on his lower lip and on his forehead. He was also bleeding inside the eye. After giving him primary care I referred him to the hospital because I feared he might have a serious head injury.”

“The hospital treated his injury in all seriousness,” Gluzman added. “He underwent a CT which found that, thank G-d, his eye was not injured. He had about 18 stitches, and is still hospitalized for observation. Tomorrow morning they will bring in more doctors to comprehensively diagnose the injury and decide on further treatment.”

As for the attack itself, Gluzman said, “He told me that after he finished studying in the synagogue he began to walk home. A group of secular Ethiopian guys in their twenties passed by and one of them began to call him names. He tried to run away when he was suddenly approached by one of them who started punching him. He fell to the floor and was punched in the face for several moments.”

The police, meanwhile, have said that they would investigate the incident only after an official complaint is filed.