(TStarnes) – An elderly Jewish man was killed in Los Angeles after he was struck in the head by a pro-Hamas goon.
The victim was hit in the head with a megaphone and fell to the ground in the Westlake Village area.
“The murderer beat (the victim) over the head with a megaphone as his wife watched in horror,” one eyewitness said. “He suffered from a brain hemorrhage as a result and succumbed to his injuries this evening.”
“Our hearts are with the family of the victim,” the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles said. “While we wait for more information from our law enforcement partners, we remind you that this is the fourth major antisemitic crime committed in Los Angeles this year alone.”
“Violence against our people has no place in civilized society,” the Federation added. “We demand safety. We will not tolerate violence against our community. We will do everything in our power to prevent it.”
Photos and videos, which you can see below, showed the man bleeding from his head lying on the ground.
Israeli media referred to the victim as “an older Jewish man” and the alleged attacker as a “young pro-Palestinian protester.”
“The injured man fell to the ground bleeding and was rushed to the hospital. His death was confirmed to have been caused due to a brain hemorrhage,” the Jewish News reports. “Israelis who were present at the scene described it as ‘a terrifying sight’ and expressed shock that such an incident took place in their neighborhood.”
Police have reportedly seized the alleged attacker’s phone, on which the attack was filmed. But so far no one has been charged.
Awful hate crime in Los Angeles: Local law enforcement confirmed late Monday that a Jewish man died as a result of a head injury after being assaulted by a pro-Palestinian protester with a megaphone. pic.twitter.com/JvvCyI6c6w
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) November 7, 2023
Paul Kessler a 65 year old Jewish man, who was pro-Israel was beaten to death in Los Angeles by a pro-Palestinian activist with a megaphone. The victim was evacuated to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The LAPD has confirmed this. pic.twitter.com/tIHYAMYEv2
— Avraham Berkowitz (@GlobalRabbi) November 7, 2023