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Three Muslim men were arrested and charged with assault after brutally beating a Jewish family of five at a hotel in Sydney Australia, according to police reports.
Two men remain in a hospital with serious injuries after the alleged anti-Semitic attack near Bondi Beach on Saturday.
Five people were injured suffering from a fractured cheekbone, a broken nose, concussion, lacerations and bruises, when they were attacked by eight young Muslims in Blair Street.
The victims told police that the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.
He said the family was returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner, and that they do not know their attackers. They said that they did not do anything to incite the violence.
“Any serious unprovoked attack is of great concern, but the fact that it was racially motivated is even more worrying,” a member of the Bondi Jewish community said.
“It’s shocking that such an attack could occur in Australia, let alone in Bondi,” he said.
All victims wore skullcaps and said the attack seemed to be going on for about 15 minutes.
Police said four men, aged 27 to 66, and a 62-year-old woman, were walking down Blair Street when the group of eight men started shouting anti-Jewish epithets.
Police said the fight continued along Glenayr Avenue until the police arrived. The attackers all fled from the scene.
Police have arrested two teenagers, both 17-years-old and a 23-year-old.
Beach Road Hotel owner Ben Pearce said four guards and two hotel managers were able to help stop the attack. He said hotel employees jumped in the middle of the fight, in an effort to break it up and were able to hold down a couple of criminals before the police arrived.
Pearce also said that a taxi driver tried to grab one of the men who fled from the scene.
He said that the attackers were not hotel guests.
The hotel provided video and statements to the police.
“The fact that the attack was motivated by hate is very worrying,” Pearce said.
As opposed to those peace-and-love-motivated beatings ...Also reported in Sydney Morning Herald
. Beforeitsnews.com seems to be the only source saying the attackers were Muslim, as opposed to your run-of-the-mill bigots.
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