Man Tries To Strangle An Orthodox Jew Outside A Melbourne Synagogue

A man who shouted ‘swear to Allah’ as he tried to strangle a Jew outside a synagogue was tackled by a group of men dressed in religious attire when he became violent.

Video footage shows the man arguing with a group of Orthodox Jews outside the Adass Synagogue in Ripponlea, south of Melbourne, on Thursday before he slapped one of the men in the face after he was told to ‘talk nicely’.

The victim and another man quickly cornered him and told him to settle down because the police were on their way.

‘You settle down right now. You’ve got booze inside of you, true or not?’ the Hassid Jew said.

The man, who repeatedly said he was Aboriginal, started shouting at one of the men: ‘Go back to Israel’ and asked ‘Do you want to swear to Allah?’.
The Jewish man responds saying: ‘I am from Australia’.

The man was then caught on camera trying to grab hold of the Jewish man’s throat.

The group of men, dressed in religious attire, quickly tackled him and pinned his arms and legs to the concrete.

Footage shows him lying there until police arrive seconds later and take him away in handcuffs.

It is believed the man had approached the synagogue to allegedly steal bikes parked outside.

Victoria Police have been contacted for comment.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    סרטון שפורסם היום (חמישי) מתעד תקיפה של קבוצת יהודים בבית הכנסת “עדת ישראל” במלבורן, אוסטרליה. בתיעוד נראה גבר צעיר שצועק על קבוצת היהודים מחוץ לבית הכנסת, ולאחר מכן ממשיך ומנסה לתקוף אותם פיזית. תוך זמן קצר, הם הצליחו לרתק את התוקף לרצפה, ולהחזיק בו עד להגעת כוחות המשטרה.

    התוקף, ככל הנראה תחת השפעת אלכוהול או סמים, צעק כי הוא “אבוריג’יני”, ובתגובה צעק לעברו אחד הנוכחים: “אז מה? אני אוסטרלי”. הוא המשיך והניף את אגרופיו באוויר, וצעק: “תחזרו לישראל! אתם חושבים שאתם יכולים לשלוט במדינה הזאת”. הוא עוד קרא: “אתם רוצים להישבע אמונים לאללה?”.

    רשת “Australia Jewish News” שפרסמה את התיעוד הודתה כי יש חמישה סרטונים בסך הכול המתעדים את המקרה, אולם רק שניים מהם פורסמו עד כה ברשתות החברתיות. זאת, ככל הנראה בשל העברת הסרטונים הנוספים לבחינת חוקרי המשטרה.

  2. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    An allegedly inebriated man was caught on video Wednesday attempting to assault an Orthodox Jew outside a synagogue in Melbourne, Australia.

    In the footage, the man is seen slurredly shouting phrases such as, “do you want to swear to Allah” and “go back to Israel” in the face of a Jewish man trying to ward-off the belligerent hooligan outside the house of worship.

    At one point the shoe-less suspect appears to reach for the synagogue-goers throat, after-which the Jewish man wrestels the assailant to the ground, where a surrounding crowd pins him down.

    According to local media, police arrested the suspect on charges of theft, criminal damage and assualt after purportedly stealing a child’s scooter outside the Adass Israel Synagogue and instigating the incident with several Jewish men who came out of the synagogue.

    The incident was regarded as a criminal matter and not a hate crime.

    Police released the man on bail several hours after his arrest, and he was set to be hear in court on January 19.

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