Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Violently Attack Jewish Diners at Los Angeles Restaurant
May 19, 2021
Videos posted on social media show a group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Los Angeles violently attacking a group of Jews who were eating at a restaurant on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at Sushi Fumi on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood, as a convoy of vehicles carrying men wearing keffiyehs and waving a large Palestinian flag passed by.
🚨🚨 Tonight pro-Palestinian individuals were driving with megaphones around La Cienega & Beverly (a heavily Jewish area) in Los Angeles and threw objects at Jews at a restaurant table. Some threw things back.
The pro-Palestinian group came to the sidewalk to fight.
— Sia Kordestani 🦁 (@SiaKordestani) May 19, 2021
The occupants of the vehicles shouted hateful anti-Israel rhetoric, including “F**k the Jews,” shortly before items were thrown at the outdoor table where someone was recording the disturbance.
The pro-Palestinian supporters then got out of their vehicles and sought out Jews to physically assault.
More video. pic.twitter.com/8JGWpe6NzK
— Dillon Hosier (@DillonHosier) May 19, 2021
One person was reportedly hospitalized.
Earlier in the day, pro-Palestinian groups held a protest outside the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles under the banner of “Resistance Until Liberation.”
Tuesday’s attack was just the latest incident in a sharp spike of antisemitism around the world since the outbreak of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
For a full list of the incidents, a Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) database can be found here.