Following a spate of physical assaults targeting Arabs across Israel in recent weeks, on Thursday Army Radio reported two additional attacks, the most recent one taking place on Wednesday.
According to the report, an older Arab man was the victim of a racist attack over the weekend on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The suspicion is that the man, who was vacationing with his wife, was attacked by the same group of Jewish youths who savagely beat municipality worker Hassan Usruff in Jaffa last month.
The assailants entered his tent in the middle of the night and began beating him while yelling, "Arab, get out of here!" The man was hospitalized for three days.
On Wednesday, an Arab teacher was attacked as she was visiting mourners in Jerusalem. She said she was assaulted by two men as she was getting out of her car. They spit at her, cursed her and hurled various objects in her direction.
Police Commissioner Insp. Gen. Yohanan Danino spoke out against the racially motivated attacks on Thursday, telling top police officials: "The investigations into racially and nationalistically motivated attacks across Israel will get top priority. We will not sit idly by in the face of such incidents. This is a heinous and contemptible phenomenon. The Israel Police has taken decisive action on all the recent incidents and arrested suspects involved in the events."
On Thursday, Army Radio revealed an additional incident that happened last month, in which a group of Arab youngsters were brutally beaten by a group of Jewish youths.
According to the victims, they were driving home from a night out in the north when, as they deviated from the main road, a group of Jews blocked their path and prevented them from continuing. When they left their vehicle, they were beaten, and one of them was stabbed in the face and head. Two weeks after the incident, the police have yet to hear the stabbing victim's testimony, although his family has filed an official complaint.
Police told Army Radio that an investigation had been launched and testimonies had been recorded. Police have interviewed several suspects, but they turned out to be uninvolved in the incident. They said the investigation was continuing.