Rabbi knifed by "Arab-sounding man"

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10 September 2007, Frankfurt (dpa) - A rabbi has survived a knife attack by a man who "sounded Arabic," police in the city of Frankfurt said Saturday.

10 September 2007

Frankfurt (dpa) - A rabbi has survived a knife attack by a man who "sounded Arabic," police in the city of Frankfurt said Saturday.

The assailant, who has not been apprehended, is reported to have approached the rabbi on Friday evening, the Jewish Sabbath, and said something unintelligible in what appeared to the victim to be Arabic.

When the 42-year-old rabbi, who was readily identifiable from his headwear, asked the man in German what he wanted, the man made a death threat, also in German, according to the police report.

The assailant then stabbed his victim in the lower body.

He is reported to have been of Mediterranean appearance and accompanied by two women.

The rabbi was also accompanied by two acquaintances at the time of the assault.

Police said the rabbi had undergone an operation. His injuries were at no stage life-threatening.

Prosecutors offered a reward of 2,000 euros (2,750 dollars). Roland Koch, prime minister of the state of Hessen in which Frankfurt falls, spoke of a "perfidious act."

dpa

Subject: German news

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