An Israeli police source reported on Wednesday that a group of 50 Christian tourists, said to be pro-Israel, were attacked by some 100 extreme ultra-orthodox Jews living in the Mea She’arim area in Jerusalem.
Three of the tourists and one Israeli police officer were injured in the attack and received treatment at the scene.
Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that the tourists arrived at the Mea She’arim area in the city wearing T-shirts with the words “Love your neighbor as yourself” printed across the shirts.
Haaretz added that as the group came close to one of the squares in Jerusalem the extremist group “identified them as Christians” and began to hit them.
Police present in the area managed to stop the attack but did not make any arrests, and the extreme Jewish group left the area.
A police source said that the police are waiting for the tourists to file “official complaints” before conducting any legal steps.