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Jerusalem - Masked Men Attack Activists In Israeli Rights Group Clip

Published on: April 21, 2017 12:07 PM
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An attacker is seen lifting his bat just before attacking Rabbi Arik Asherman in the West Bank, on Friday, April 21 2017. An attacker is seen lifting his bat just before attacking Rabbi Arik Asherman in the West Bank, on Friday, April 21 2017.

Jerusalem - Footage filmed by an Israeli human rights group shows what it says are a group of masked settlers attacking activists assisting Palestinians in the West Bank.

Sarit Michaeli of Israeli group B’Tselem said about a dozen activists were accompanying Palestinian shepherds when they came under an “unprovoked” attack.

The clip shows a group of masked men charging at the activists, throwing stones and hitting them with sticks.

One man ran at a rights activist, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, and hit him on the back of the head with a stick.

Michaeli said Rabbi Ascherman received medical care and two other activists were treated in hospital for a broken arm and a head wound.


Israeli police and military had no immediate comment. Palestinians often complain settlers carry out attacks with impunity.


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 Apr 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM Anonymous Says:

This B'Tselem group has been involved in undermining a great many things that are fundamental matters for Klal Yisroel and for Israel. They masquerade as a rights group, but are a bunch of troublemakers. Google their name, and skim through the many reports of their interference. I am not advocate of violence against anyone, and would much rather see disagreements resolved peacefully. But this group well deserved to be stopped. No mercy here.


 Apr 21, 2017 at 01:29 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

this "rabbi" reminds me of those liberals protesting the great president Trump in their tallelism, the only time liberals actually wear these things.


 Apr 21, 2017 at 02:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Probably Palestinians or B'Tselem doing it to themselves to provoke.


 Apr 21, 2017 at 04:47 PM Anonymous Says:

If this "rabbi" is worthy of the title, I would like to ask him a few questions. The first one is about a Tosafos in Mesechta Chulin that is difficult. There is a machlokes between the Rosh and the Rashbo in Mesechta Shabbos. Maybe he can explain these things to me. If he can't, his use of the title "rabbi" is about as honest and moral as his connecting to this "J Street" like group, who are more an enemy to Israel and to Klal Yisroel.


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