12 people armed with iron rods beat Swedish man for displaying Israeli flag in his windowBy Mason White 2:20 PM July 8, 2014
|Scene of the incident|
By: Hydar Tomar
A Jewish man was severely injured after he decided to display an Israeli flag in his window, police in Sweden said.
Seved Police said that the 38-year-old man was attacked on Sunday night, after the Israeli flag was seen hanging from his window.
The police suspect that it was a hate crime. The incident began when the man exchanged words with one of the suspects on the street after hanging the flag.
Before assaulting the victim, the suspects threw stones at the window. The victim came outside to investigate, and that is when he was beaten with iron bars.
Police said that the victim was assaulted by a dozen people with iron pipes and chased away from the building. The man managed to escape and was found by police on a nearby street. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Police have not made any arrests, but have interviewed witnesses in the area. The incident has been classified as aggravated assault.
The police intend to interview the victim on Monday afternoon.