Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Netherlands: Jewish Restaurant Vandalized (Again):Same Perp

Hat tip Ben


I guess this fits the definition of recidivism. Back in December 2017, a Palestinian refugee in Amsterdam broke a window of a Jewish restaurant. Now, two years later, the same restaurant was attacked-by the same man. NOS.Nl has the story. Translation by Fousesquawk.

Another destruction at Jewish restaurant, perpetrator struck before

This morning, someone caused destruction at a Jewish restaurant. In the photos can be seen that the windows have been smashed in. The police were able to arrest the suspect red-handed after witnesses had sounded the alarm.

The 31-year-old man was convicted for destruction at the same restaurant in 2018.

A son of the owner told the Nieuw Israëlietisch Weekblad (New Israeli Weekly) that a man smashed the windows with a sledgehammer or iron rod. Then he tried to pull an Israeli flag, which stood inside, through a hole in a window pane and set it on fire.

This is how the police found the restaurant:


Windows in Jewish restaurant destroyed

In the beginning of this year, the restaurant was (also) in the news when a suspect package was found in front of the door, which the EOD conducted a long investigation. In January 2018, food scraps were smeared on the windows. A couple of  months later, in March, the facade of the restaurant was again vandalized. According to the police, a rock was apparently thrown against the window.

In December 2017, the man who was arrested today, a Palestinian refugee, broke a window. That was after American President (Donald) Trump had announced that he was going to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He was sentenced to 6 weeks in jail, a fine for damages of 500 euros and a two-year ban from the location.

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