Polish MFA condemns attack on Israeli students in Warsaw

Poland’s Foreign Ministry has “strongly condemned” a Saturday attack on a group of Israeli students outside a Warsaw nightclub that was allegedly perpetrated by Arabic-speaking individuals.

The ministry tweeted on Sunday that “the case of attack on Israeli citizens by foreigners on the territory of Poland is investigated by the police.”

According to the Polish “Rzeczpospolita” daily’s news website, a group of Israeli students was attacked by Arabic-speaking assailants at around 4:00 am while leaving a Warsaw night club. Two of the students needed medical aid following the incident.

"We noticed some pushing and shoving, and from the window we heard cursing," Yotam Kashpizky, one of the students who was attacked, told Israel's Channel 13 TV on Sunday, adding that his nose and eye socket were broken.

Kashpizky's twin brother, Barak, condemned the attack in a Facebook post on Sunday, adding that the attack was carried out by a "group of Arabs".

Poland's ambassador in Israel, Marek Magierowski, wrote on Twitter that there was "no justification" for such "barbaric acts", and voiced hope for the victims' prompt recuperation.