Acre Gang Stabs, Lightly Wounds MK Abbas Zakur in Hate Crime

Assailants hurt two Israeli Arabs in stabbing rampage; Zakur: Men spoke in Russian-accented Hebrew.

MK Abbas Zakur (Ra'am-Ta'al) was lightly wounded on Saturday after three unidentified men went on a stabbing rampage aimed against Israeli Arabs through the center of the integrated northern city of Acre.

During the attack, assailants reportedly shouted chants against Arabs and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, implying they were motivated out of racial hatred.

The incident began in the city-center when assailants stabbed an Israeli Arab passerby and harassed Zakur's sister, who fled to her brother's home nearby.

Upon hearing his sister's screams, Zakur rushed out of his house where he was stabbed by the gang. Zakur said his assailants spoke in Russian-accented Hebrew.