Israeli students brutally beaten in Poland

Arabs attacked Jewish students in Warsaw, beating two into unconsciousness. 

By World Israel News Staff

Several Jewish students were viciously set upon by a group of Arabs in Warsaw on Sunday who recognized them as Israelis, news site 0404 reports. Two students, including one named Yotam Kashfitzki, were knocked unconscious and required medical attention.

According to Yotam’s twin brother Barak, who posted to Facebook a description of the events, the group of Israelis were out clubbing in the early morning hours. At around 4:00 a.m. most, including Yotam, were starting back to their hotel when a group of Arabs approached them and asked if they were Israelis.

When they answered in the affirmative they were immediately attacked, along with shouts of “F– Israel.”

Yotam, who was already in a taxi according to his brother’s account, jumped out and tried to calm the situation. An Arab, holding brass knuckles, punched him in the face and knocked him out.

Another friend climbed out of another cab and tried to help. He, too, was knocked  out.

Barak posted the pictures of his beaten twin brother on Facebook.

Yotam Kashfitzki

Yotam Kashfitzki (Facebook)

“This is my twin brother. He was attacked in Warsaw in what was racial attack. Yotam is a law student who traveled as part of a student delegation for a summer semester at the Warsaw School of Law,” he wrote.

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“He was attacked not because he provoked them. Not because he approached them. Not because he came into conflict with them. The Arabs started beating him and his friends just because they were Jews.”

Kashfitzki also had harsh criticism of the response of Polish people nearby.

“In case you were wondering, none of the hundreds of partying Poles came to the scene after to offer help. None of the Poles called police. Even the security guards who were called for help did not reach out,” he said.

“He was evacuated to the hospital by a taxi called by a friend, which took about an hour since the taxi driver didn’t tell them that the address they got on the app was to a women’s hospital and not a general hospital,” he wrote.

“Yes, 2019, Warsaw-Poland, and reality is repeating itself. Poles stand by and watch, while people ‘not from their people’ are beaten to the point of losing consciousness.”

“Today, it’s my twin brother. Tomorrow it’ll be your close relative,” Kashfitzki wrote.

His brother Yotam suffered an eye socket fracture and will return to Israel for treatment.