55yo father beaten by ‘terrorist’ Jewish Defense League outside AIPAC (VIDEOS)
Video of Sunday’s attack shows a group of JDL members beating Kamal Nayfeh, who is on the ground. A number of the group use their American and JDL flags to hit him, while others kick him.
Nayfeh was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries which included cuts and bruises. He received 18 stitches around his eye, 972Mag reports.
Nayfeh, a teacher at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, was in the area to visit his daughter, Danya, who attends Georgetown University. Danya can be heard screaming, “That’s my dad,” in the video.
“When I heard the screams and found out my father was being beaten nearby, I was horrified,” Danya said in a statement to the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), cited by 972Mag. “I ran to him as quickly as I could. He appeared stunned and his eye looked awful, all swollen and cut up. They beat him after they heard he was Palestinian.”
The footage doesn’t show what happened before the altercation, but other videos show more clashes between demonstrators. The Washington Jewish Week reports Nayfeh said he went to the protest to make sure his daughter was safe.
Two members of the JDL, Yosef Steynovitz from Ontario and Rami Lubranicki of New Jersey, were arrested and charged with a felony assault with significant bodily injury, and a simple assault misdemeanor, respectively, reported Washington Jewish Week.
The JDL was described as being a "right-wing terrorist group" by the FBI in 2001. Founded in New York in 1968, it was responsible for a number of attempted bombings in the city.
Another video shows more clashes outside AIPAC. One of the violent instigators, seen wielding his flag, is pulled away by another member of the JDL, who tells him, “Never f**king do that again,” and makes him sit down before police come over.