JEWISH WOMAN STABBED IN SWEDEN
A 60-year-old Jewish woman was critically wounded in a multiple stabbing attack on Tuesday in Helsingborg, Sweden, Maariv reported.
Police have cordoned off the attack site, and are treating the incident as a case of attempted murder. The alleged attacker is a Muslim man known by the Swedish police, according to Israeli reports. The Jewish community believes the incident is an antisemitic hate crime.
A witness told Swedish media that “I heard her cry and plead for help after the attack. She shouted, ‘Help me, help me.’”
“We are deeply shocked. We’re talking about a very nice woman who’s gone through a tragic incident,” said a neighbor who is also member of the Helsingborg Jewish community. According to him, the attack happened when the victim was on her way to work, Maariv reported.
“While many European tourists came to Israel this week to take part in Eurovision, there are people that continue to spread hate and antisemitism throughout Europe,” Yaakov Haguel, deputy chair of the World Zionist Organization, said. “Once again, we hear about a difficult, shocking incident, this time in Sweden, against a worker in the Jewish community in Helsingborg who was on her way to work.”