A young Jewish man was attacked by a Muslim near Helmholtzplatz in Berlin on Tuesday.
The Jewish man, who was wearing a kippah, filmed the assault on his phone.
UPDATE: The 21-year-old victim of an anti-Semitic attack on the streets of Berlin has told German media that, despite the fact that he was wearing a kippah, he was not Jewish, but an Israeli Arab wearing the kippah as an experiment.
“I’m not Jewish, I’m an Israeli, I grew up in Israel in an Arab family,” he said.
He was conducting what he termed an “experiment” in response to a warning from a friend that wearing a kippah in Germany was unsafe, saying he refused to believe this.
The video shows the Muslim Jew-Hater hitting him with a belt and yelling “Jew” at him in Arabic.
Passersby called the police, which launched an investigation into the anti-Semitic attack.
The Jewish man had to seek medical treatment at the hospital.
“It is incomprehensible to see a young Jewish man attacked on the street in an established area of Berlin, just because he is identified as a Jew,” said Levy Salomon, the spokesman of the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against anti-Semitism. “It shows Jews are not safe even here. We don’t need any more speeches, we need actions.”