Several days after attack on construction worker in Shilo, 'price tag' suspicions surface again: Palestinians report 25-year-old man stabbed by veiled man in south Mount Hebron area
Jewish Chronicle reports Pro-Israel activists attacked at school in London celebrating 'Israel Apartheid Week'
Ynet Published: 03.21.11
An activist with the pro-Israel Stand With Us organization was attacked Sunday at a London university, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The activist, Dean Gold, was taken to the hospital after being beaten and bitten on the cheek, his companions said.
The four activists decided to visit the School of Oriental and African Studies after learning of a pro-Palestinian event set to take place there in honor of "Israel Apartheid Week".
Two of them – Tony Coren and Gili Brenner – went inside to speak with students. "We had placards and some information packs, and we had some very interesting and civilized discussions," Coren told the Chronicle.
But then a man spouting anti-Semitic remarks approached the activists. "He said that the best thing the Jews had ever done was to go into the gas chambers. Dean asked if he could film him. The man said yes, adding that 'these things should be heard'," Coren said.
However, one of the man's friends appeared to take offense at this and attacked Dean, snatched his camera, and punched him. He also bit him on the cheek.
The brawl was halted by security guards. "A number of other people then began to say we shouldn't be there. The president of the union came out and said we had made our point. A policeman strongly advised us to leave," Coren said.
He added that although he was not surprised at the violence directed towards them, he disliked the fact that the school had insinuated that the activists had caused it simply by being present.
Report: Palestinian stabbed near settlement
25-year-old man from the village of Hirbet Tuba in south Mount Hebron was stabbed in the chest several times by a veiled man near Havat Ma'on, the Palestinians reported. He sustained moderate wounds.
An apparently Jewish suspect fled the scene. Police suspect the attack was nationalistically-motivated.
The victim was taken to the Alia hospital in Hebron, despite the Civil Administration's offer to take him to an Israeli medical center. Large military and police forces are present at the scene investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Last Friday, eight Israelis attacked a Palestinian construction worker who claimed he was beaten with a brick and an iron rod.
"I was walking to work as usual when eight young, masked settlers armed with clubs began hitting me in the head and legs," Sami Snobar recalled from his hospital bed Thursday.
Snobar was one of two Palestinians who were attacked in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh Thursday, in what police suspect was a "price tag" act carried out to avenge the massacre in Itamar.
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