Palestinian 'in intensive care' after attack by Israeli mob: report

Palestinian 'in intensive care' after stabbing by Israeli mob in Holon: report
1 min read
20 May, 2021
The man was reportedly working at the time of the alleged stabbing incident, which reports claim was based on his Palestinian ethnicity.
The alleged victim of the stabbing was admitted to intensive care [NurPhoto/Getty-file photo]

A Palestinian man was critically injured on Wednesday in an alleged stabbing attack by a right-wing Israeli mob, according to the Arab48 news website.

The attack on Fadi Washhah, took place in Holon, a city south of Tel Aviv.

An ambulance was first called for Washhah, who is from Nablus District, though he was then admitted to hospital for his severe injuries, requiring him to be placed in intensive care.

Israeli police are yet to make any arrests, though Arab48 said he was attacked by "Jewish youths" because of his Palestinian ethnicity.

Israel incarcerates thousands of Palestinians
Click here to enlarge image (November 2019)

This news follows the fatal shooting of Palestinian Moussa Hassouna last Monday in the city of Lod.

According to a Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor press release, the deceased's father claimed he was shot by "[f]our Jews belonging to a group called the 'Torah Nucleus'".

"The bullets hit my son's heart and killed him instantly," he added.

Live Story

At the time of the incident, the Israeli Ynet news website said this was "a suspected hate crime" and that a Jewish man, 34, had been arrested.

Arab48 suggested a second suspect, aged 42, had also been detained.