A group of men, wearing Palestinian kaffiyehs around their heads as masks, allegedly attacked a group of Jewish diners at a restaurant in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening in what authorities are investigating as a possible antisemitic hate crime.
CBS Los Angeles reported:
Authorities are investigating whether an attack on diners that occurred outside a Beverly Grove restaurant late Tuesday night was a Jewish hate crime.
The brawl occurred a little before 10 p.m. outside Sushi Fumi in the 300 block of North La Cienega Boulevard.
Witnesses said a mob of pro-Palestinians attacked a group of Jewish men who were dining at the restaurant. Cell phone video showed a group of men get out of the car and start to attack them while yelling racial slurs.
One of the diners, who is not Jewish, told CBSLA a caravan waving pro-Palestinian flags approached and then began throwing bottles at him and the group he was dining with. The man said he is a photographer and the group was meeting at the restaurant to plan a wedding.
There were reportedly no injuries or arrests at the time.
Video of the apparent skirmish emerged, as reported by the Times of Israel:
There’s no excuse for this behavior pic.twitter.com/T1aQ5yoHBk
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The Times of Israel added further details, citing Israeli news outlet Channel 12:
Haim Yisraeli tells Channel 12 dozens of people waving Palestinian flags badly beat diners after asking “who is Jewish.”
“I’ve lived here nearly 10 years and I don’t remember such an incident of violence toward Israelis.”
There have been other antisemitic attacks across the country, including the vandalism of a synagogue near Chicago on Sunday, where a “Freedom for Palestine” sign was found near a broken window.
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