A 55-year old Palestinian-American instructor at a community college in North Carolina was âbrutally beatenâ by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) while walking by the AIPAC conference in Washington DC on Sunday, according to a video and statement released by the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU). The man was identified asÂ Kamal Nayfeh.
The JDL affiliates, according to Mondoweiss, Â âpunched and kicked him and hit him in the face with flag poles, leaving him with cuts and bruises all over his face and body,â said the Â statement. Photos taken of KamalÂ after the beatings show his face bloodied and bruised.
The video picks up as the violent encounter is in progress. What occurred in the moments before filming began remains unknown.
This past weekend, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) brutally attacked a 55-year-old Palestinian-American professor and father of four. The JDL, which has been labeled a "right-wing terrorist group" by the FBI, was inactive for more than a decade. They have recently reemerged after Donald Trump's election win.[Footage from Alejandro Alvarez from News2Share]
Posted by Institute for Middle East Understanding ( IMEU ) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
(via the International Solidarity Movement, photo: IMEU)
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.