Israel Police reportedly arrested four teens from Tiberias today for allegedly beating an Arab street cleaner in Tel Aviv on February 24.
Police Arrest 4 Jewish Teens In Beating Of Arab Street Cleaner
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Israel Police arrested four teens from Tiberias today for allegedly beating an Arab street cleaner in Tel Aviv on February 24, Ynet reports.
Hassan Usruf says he was beaten on the city's seaside promenade by a mob of more than 20 Jewish teens who violently beat him while they shouted racial slurs.
Police believe the teens came to Tel Aviv for a Purim party and beat Usruf immediately after it.
"They beat me because I'm an Arab. Around 4 am we started working. I was going around with a water jug that I filled up to wash the road. Suddenly a large group came over; they yelled at me 'You're an Arab. You want a state? Is that what you want?'
"I told them 'calm down,'and then they grabbed me and began to hit me. One of them hit me in the head with a bottle. I fell to the ground, and they took turns kicking and hitting me. I shouted, 'We are all brothers. For me there are no Jews or Arabs.'"
"I told myself I would never make it home. They were drunk and beat me because I'm Arab. They were racists.
"I tried to run away, but I couldn't. I was on the ground, alone against 20 people. God loves me so I survived. I've been working with Jews for years and they are like brothers to me, but these people were drunken racists,” Usruf said from his hospital bed a few hours after the attack.