A 69-year-old Jewish man in Los Angeles was killed on Monday after an anti-Israel protester allegedly smashed him over the head with a megaphone. The altercation was reported by the Yeshiva World.
The man was at a protest against Israel near Westlake Blvd in Ventura City when he was allegedly attacked by another man with a megaphone. The severe injuries he suffered led to his death.
"On Monday night, local law enforcement in Los Angeles confirmed the tragic death of a Jewish man due to a head injury sustained during an altercation with a pro-Palestinian protester using a megaphone," StandWithUs reported. "This incident occurred during demonstrations in a North Los Angeles neighborhood."
A video of the incident showed the man lying in the sidewalk in a pool of blood. A woman with a Palestinian flag sign attempted to help him.
Yeshiva World reports that the Ventura Sheriff Department arrived and interviewed eyewitnesses. No arrests have yet been made.
The Los Angeles Police Department has officially announced the passing the man, Paul Kessler. Kessler was carrying an Israeli flag when he was reportedly struck in the head by a Palestinian activist wielding a megaphone.
"Police have reportedly seized the alleged attacker’s phone, on which the attack was filmed," JNS reports.
This is a developing story.
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