Crowd in Tel Aviv nearly kills Israeli Arab after mistaking him for a terrorist

Crowd in Tel Aviv nearly kills Israeli Arab after mistaking him for a terrorist

The incident occurred in Tel Aviv in the middle of an attack on a market

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Israeli Arab was mistaken for a terrorist and assaulted by a crowd as he tried to warn them of an attack on a market near Tel Aviv. 

The market near Petah Tikva came under attack from a perpetrator armed with a gun and a knife, injuring six people. 

One of those six was the man in question, named in local newspaper reports as a market worker called Maed Amar, although his injuries were reported to have come from the crowd as opposed to the assailant.

Amar was said to fbe inishing his shift when he heard gunshots. He shouted to warn people, but it's reported the crowd turned on him because he was shouting in Arabic, allegedly beating him as he lay on the ground. 

He told a local newspaper he'd tried to warn them, and they'd "nearly killed me."

Amar was treated in hospital for head and leg injuries.

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