Religious violence spreads across Israel as death toll from Gaza airstrikes mounts
Last Updated May 13, 2021 1:45 PM EDT
Bat Yam, Israel — Religioushas spread across Israel. CBS News correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports that Jewish and Arab neighbors who’ve lived side-by-side for generations have started to turn on each other.
On Wednesday night an Arab-Israeli man was pulled from his car in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam and beaten unconscious by dozens of far-right Jewish Israelis.
The brutal attack, labelled a «lynching» by Israeli media, was broadcast live on TV. It was condemned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s chief rabbi.
«I think this is different from anything I’ve seen, and I’ve been living here for 24 years,» Tel Aviv resident Dahlia Scheindlin told CBS News. «I just want to point out that we’re all Israelis, so Jews, Arabs — we’re all Israelis.»