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Israeli student attacked by Palestinians in Italy

November 15, 2010

Israeli student attacked by Palestinians in Italy – Israel News, Ynetnews.

This story is just sad.  Read the whole thing, the response from the Jewish youths “friends” and the university is rather sad.

Student in Italian university threatened by Palestinian students, one of whom was armed. Police fail to apprehend suspects. Israeli: They shouted ‘slaughter the Jews’

Menachem Gantz

An Israeli student at the University of Genoa in Italy was harassed and threatened by Palestinian students last Tuesday, only to be ignored by the police.

Assaf, a 26-year-old Israeli architecture student, was eating at the cafeteria when Ibrahim Haji, a student from Gaza, came and began taunting him.

“He came towards me, punched me and said ‘why are you looking at me?’ I told him I wasn’t looking at him, and asked him to let me eat in peace,” Assaf said. “A minute later he was back, swinging a fork, and called me in front of everyone to come outside while cursing Israel and declaring his intention to kill.

I understood that I have to avoid this dangerous situation. I told my Italian friends, who were eating with me, that I’m going back to my room so as not to respond to this provocation. On my way out I turned to the cashier and told her, ‘Call the police. You heard the man threatening to kill,’ and she responded, ‘It’s not my job to separate Jews and Arabs.'”

‘I saw death in front of my eyes’

Assaf’s attempt to distance himself from the fight failed. Ibrahim waited for him outside and went for the attack. As Assaf tried to defend himself, Italian passersby stepped in to intervene and held him back. Ibrahim took the opportunity to draw a large kitchen knife. The Italian students tried to stop him.

“I saw death in front of my eyes. I broke free and ran into the storage in the kitchen and locked myself in. After a few minutes more Muslim students arrived and began shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) and ‘Itbach el Yahud’ (slaughter the Jews). Later I understood that there are over 40 angry students there.

The Italians disappeared; they were scared to deal with them. I managed to get myself into the trash facility. I climbed a three-meter wall and jumped. I told myself it’s better to break a leg than to get killed.”

Assaf said that he went to the police but was ignored, until he turned to the community rabbi and additional Jewish families for assistance. “We filed an official complaint with the police, and they even informed the local investigation agency,” said Chaim Amar, a 28-year-old medical student who serves as a security officer at the local synagogue. “Unfortunately, nothing came of it so far.”

According to Amar, the police are familiar with Haji from previous violent incidents. It wasn’t his first time threatening the life of an Israeli student, and he reportedly harasses female Israeli students regularly. “It’s a matter of time before his next violent outburst,” Amar said.

Fellow students turned away

For Assaf, life has yet to return to normal. “Only one lone Italian student came up to me and said that he was willing to testify to the police about what happened. All the rest – even the guy who shares my dorm room and witnessed the incident – saw everything but are afraid to be associated in the case. The house mother at the dorms came up to me and said, ‘why are to turning to the police? It will ruin his life.’ In her opinion, if I’m kicked out of the dorms it would be the best solution.”

“We are taking action along with the local authorities to make sure that the Israeli students can continue to study in Genoa safely,” a security officer at the Israeli Embassy in Rome responded.

Italian police do not secure university campuses, and have recently drawn criticism for failing prevent fans from sneaking grenades and fire crackers into a stadium during a Serbia-Italy soccer game.

The only explanation for the cowardice of his fellow students – they are Italian.  Only the French are more famous for their yellow-streak.  For all you Islamophiles, bite me, this is a news story, and I am commenting on it.  If you feel like questioning my motivation, save your breath and try commenting on how a bunch of a scumbags these Palestinian punks are.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2010 3:24 pm

    After reading that story; I had to take Tensopin to lower my blood pressure. I’m afraid, however, that it is not just a problem with the Italians and the French. This lack of concern for what is right and what is wrong and the lack of simple human decency is on an upward in many if not most parts of the world. Having said that, I do see a fast growing problem with the attitudes of those of the Muslim faith. Many have zero tolerance for non-Muslims and those that are not radical are mostly silent. I read some where recently that within 20 years, Muslims will be a majority in France. I suspect that Spain and Great Britain won’t be far behind. I see things getting a whole lot worse before they get better.

    I don’t suppose anybody will enjoy reading that story but it is important that as many as possible do read it. Thanks for ruining my day.


    • November 15, 2010 3:31 pm

      Aww, now I feel all bad, lol. Excellent points you make, especially with the growing militarism of some muslims. This is the result of teaching that your belief is the only one that is true and to not tolerate anything less. Its very scary.

  2. November 15, 2010 10:26 pm

    I hope this never happens in America. Very sad indeed.

    • November 15, 2010 11:18 pm

      If it does happen, I hope it happens in front of me, you gonna find some bloody punks laying in a heap.

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