Rabbi Shlomo Tawil, of the local Chabad-Lubavitch organization, was attacked Sunday night by three men in the city center of Rosario, located in the center of the country.
The 3 people began by hurling verbal abuse at the rabbi and then proceeded to beat him, striking his head and abdomen. They then threw him to the floor, kicked him, and trampled his hat.
According to local reports, neighbors came to the rabbi’s aid and put an end to the attack, which is believed to have been motivated by anti-Semitism.
Arutz 7 reports, the DAIA and the Jewish community of Rosario said in a joint statement that they “demand from the authorities a total and absolute clarification of this unfortunate event.”
“We hope that these violent people will be definitively eradicated from the Argentine society that has chosen the path of coexistence, peace and justice,” the statement also said.
The rabbi is recovering at his home with his family.