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AR­REST AF­TER AS­SAULT NEAR SYNAGOGUE

- Crime · Antisemitism · Incidents · Yom Kippur · Discrimination · Human Rights · Society · Judaism · Religion · Heiko Maas

Ger­man po­lice on Sun­day ar­rested a man who at­tacked and se­ri­ously in­jured a Jewish cit­i­zen near a synagogue in the north­ern town of Ham­burg as the Jewish com­mu­nity cel­e­brated Sukkoth.

The as­sault took place nearly one year af­ter a far­right gun­man at­tacked a synagogue in the east­ern city of Halle on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kip­pur.

Ger­man For­eign Min­is­ter Heiko Maas de­nounced the Ham­burg at­tack as anti-Semitic and called on Ger­mans to show more civil courage.

“This is not an iso­lated in­ci­dent, this is dis­gust­ing anti-Semitism and we must all op­pose it!”

A po­lice spokesman said the 29- year- old at­tacker seemed to have acted alone.

The 29-year-old vic­tim suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries af­ter be­ing hit with a shovel.

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