Two young men wearing yarmulkahs on the streets of Berlin were attacked by three young thugs, one of whom, an Arabic-speaking man, whipped out a belt and started to whip them, but there was one additional piece of evidence the attackers didn’t know: one of the victims was a young Israeli Arab who was testing his friend’s statement that wearing a yarmulkah in Germany is dangerous.
That young Arab, Adam Armoush, told the Israeli broadcaster Kann, “They kept cursing us and my friend asked them to stop cursing. They started to get angry and one of them ran to me and I knew it was important to film it because there would be no way to catch him by the time police arrived. Honestly, I’m surprised a thing like this could happen.”
Amoush told the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, “I’m not Jewish, I’m an Israeli, I grew up in Israel in an Arab family.” He said he had been skeptical when his friend suggested that wearing a skullcap out put him at risk, adding, “I was saying it’s really safe and I wanted to prove it, but it ended like that.”
A video of the attack in the city’s trendy Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood went viral. It showed the attacker yelling “Yahudi!” or “Jew” in Arabic.