Germany: Syrian man spits on, curses Jewish man at train station

Anti-Semitic confrontation reported in Potsdam, Germany, as kippah-wearing man spit on and cursed by pair of Syrian men.

David Rosenberg,

Crime scene Germany (Stock)
Crime scene Germany (Stock)

Two Syrian nationals residing in Germany spit on a man wearing a kippa with a Star of David on Saturday, German media outlets have reported.

The incident occurred in the city of Potsdam, when a 25-year-old man was passing by the main city tram station.

As he walked down the road, the Jewish man noticed he was being followed. When he turned around, he was suddenly spat upon by a 19-year-old Syrian man.

The man wearing the kippa also reported that the 19-year-old Syrian and a 17-year-old Syrian cursed him, hurling anti-Semitic slurs at him.

Police were immediately notified, and officers were dispatched to the scene of the confrontation.

The 19-year-old Syrian was arrested in front of the train station, while his 17-year-old companion was not taken into custody, but was questioned.

Authorities later released the 19-year-old Syrian national, and are preparing incitement to hatred charges against him.