Man Wearing Kippah Attacked in Eastern Germany

A man, who was part of a group, tried to forcefully take the Jewish man's kippah, police say

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A man wears a kippah bearing the Star of David during a Peace and Solidarity with Israel rally at The Central Synagogue in Sydney, earlier this week.
A man wears a kippah bearing the Star of David during a Peace and Solidarity with Israel rally at The Central Synagogue in Sydney, earlier this week.Credit: BIANCA DE MARCHI - AFP
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A man wearing a kippah head covering was hit in the face and neck multiple times in the eastern German city of Magdeburg in an attack that police assume had an antisemitic motive.

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The man suffered slight injuries to his face.

According to German police, one man, who was part of a group, had first attempted to take the 22-year-old's kippah by force on Wednesday afternoon in the city center. The suspect hit the victim, an Iranian man from Magdeburg, until someone saw him, prompting the group to flee.

Police are looking for a group of four or five men between the ages of 18 and 25, as well as witnesses as part of investigations.

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