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Chief rabbi of Ukraine orders Jews to flee after recent violent attacks on yeshiva students

By Mason White 4:27 PM February 23, 2014
Anti government riots in Kiev, Ukraine 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) The chief rabbi of Ukraine, has urged Jews to flee from the country after several violent anti-Semitic attacks.

Moshe Reuven Asman, urged Jews to leave after two Chabad yeshiva students were attacked in Kiev.

All Jews should flee the city of Kiev and if possible out of the country, the rabbi said. The rabbi also said that there have been rumors of planned attacks against Jews, and the Israeli embassy has warned Jews to stay indoors.

Many members of the Jewish community of Kiev live within walking distance of the main square of the city where anti-government riots are raging.

As we reported earlier, a yeshiva student was hospitalized after he suffered stab wounds, according to police reports in Ukraine.

Kiev Police said that the ultra-Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed after coming under an anti-Semitic attack by three assailants on Friday Night.

It all began when Dov Bear Glickman was walking home after eating dinner at the synagogue. Glickman suddenly realized that he is being followed by four assailants. Glickman’s home is located a few blocks from the synagogue.

The four suspects began beating him while yelling anti-Jewish epithets.

The victim began screaming for help and the four suspects fled from the scene. Glickman managed to make his way back to the synagogue where he collapsed.

A security guard at the synagogue called an ambulance that took him to the hospital. Glickman suffered from ruptured artery, and he underwent emergency surgery.

Police launched an investigation, and so far, one suspect has been arrested.