Pro-Palestinian Mob Beats Up Jewish Men in Los Angeles

A violent attack on Jewish diners by a pro-Palestinian mob in Los Angeles on Tuesday night was being investigated as a possible hate crime.

A pro-Palestinian mob brutally beat up a group of Jewish men Wednesday at a restaurant in Los Angeles, the day after a Palestinian Youth Movement-led protest was held in the city.

Video accounts of the incident posted on Twitter show the pro-Palestinian mob approaching a group of men dining at a sushi restaurant in West Hollywood and were asked if they were Jewish. When the men replied, “Yes,” they attacked them. The mob can be seen hurling bottles and yelling anti-Semitic slurs. According to one bystander the mob repeatedly struck one of the Jewish men “with a pole.” Police are investigating whether the incident was a hate crime, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

According to The Beacon, “the anti-Semitic attack took place in the early hours of the morning after a ‘Day of Action’ Palestinian solidarity march outside the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles. The march coincided with a “Day of Rage” in the West Bank, for which the Palestinian Authority urged residents ‘to attack Israelis with rocks, molotov cocktails, and car rammings.’”

As reported, anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise in the United States. The Anti-Defamation League reported a four-decade high for anti-Semitic incidents in 2019, with only a slight decrease from that level in 2020.

Police are also investigating another possible anti-semitic incident involving an Orthodox Jewish man, who according to the report was chased Monday night in Los Angeles by a car full of people waving Palestinian flags.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

Photo: People wave flags of Palestine from the top of a building in support of Palestine during the Los Angeles Nakba 73: Resistance Until Liberation rally and protest outside the Consulate of Israel on May 15, 2021 in Los Angeles. - Pro-Palestinian demonstrators rallied in cities across North America on Saturday, calling for an end to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip as the worst violence in years flared between the Jewish state and Islamist militants. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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