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Rabbi of Gateshead, England yeshiva beaten by 4 teens in anti-Semitic attack

By Mason White 4:56 PM July 28, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A rabbi was hospitalized after being beaten by four teens in an unprovoked anti-Semitic attack, police in the United Kingdom said.

Gateshead Police said that they have charged the four teenagers in connection with the assault on the local rabbi.

The 40-year-old victim was attacked while leaving a yeshiva in the center of the largest Orthodox Jewish community in Bensham.

The incident unfolded on Rydal Street in the early hours of Friday morning.

19-year-old Qaiser Malik, and 18-year-old Balawal Sultan, both of Newcastle, and a 16 and 17-year-old man, were charged with racially aggravated assault.

They were brought before the South Tyneside Magistrate’s Court for bail hearings.

Northumbria Police are also investigating a racist tweet in connection with the incident. The tweet shows a picture of what was described as a Jewish primary school and the message: “This Jewish school in Gateshead cheered when the bombs fell in Palestine.”