ARREST AFTER ASSAULT NEAR SYNAGOGUE
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.