An Israeli tourist visiting Greece has told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that he is not anti-Semitic and is therefore comfortable with the country.
The unnamed tourist was visiting Athens, the second-most-populous country in Europe after Spain, when he was asked about the incident that saw a Jewish couple brutally beaten by the Greek police.
The tourist, who asked that his name not be published, told Haaretz: “I don’t hate anyone.
I don’t feel any prejudice.
In fact, I have friends who are Jewish and I am happy with the way things are.”
The incident occurred at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, when a Jewish man and a woman were allegedly beaten by police officers at the border between the two countries.
The man, who has not been named, suffered serious injuries to his face, neck and chest and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The woman, who is in her late 30s, was also allegedly assaulted.
The two were taken to the local police station for questioning.
The tourists’ families, who arrived in Athens a day later, told the newspaper that the woman had to undergo several surgeries and undergo emergency surgery to fix her injuries.