German police are looking for two men who attacked Rabbi Jan Aaron Hammel while he was walking in Berlin, Deutsche Welle reported Wednesday. According to police, Hammel, 55, was struck in the back, as he was walking in the Charlottenburg, an affluent district of Berlin. He was of the Jewish faith and wore clothes that identified him as such. The victim went home after the attack, but later called emergency services and complained about sharp pains in his head and one leg. Rabbi Hammel complained that before the attack, the two assailants he insulted him in Arabic. The Fraenkelufer Synagogue in Charlottenburg, Berlin Charlottenburg is a magnet for Berlin Jews, and is home to the city’s largest kosher supermarket.

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