An elderly Jewish man was reportedly bludgeoned to death with a bullhorn during a pro-Hamas protest in Los Angeles on Sunday.
A verbal altercation broke out between the man and a pro-Hamas protester, YNetNews reported.
The man, , identified as 65-year-old Paul Kessler, was seen bloodied, lying on his back on the ground after the attack:
Content warning ⚠️ – an elderly Jewish man has been killed by a pro Palestinian protestor who hit him over the head with a megaphone at yesterday’s Israel rally.
Sadly, the victim has passed away from internal bleeding.
May his memory be a blessing and his attacker be… pic.twitter.com/41ZXNutwvK
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 7, 2023
Sources told The Yeshiva World “that the Jewish victim was walking near a demonstration on Westlake Blvd In Ventura County, when an individual participating in the pro-Palestinian protest allegedly struck him in the face with a megaphone. The force of the blow caused the victim to fall to the ground, resulting in a severe head injury.”
The man was rushed to the hospital where his died, allegedly of a brain hemorrhage.
According to X user Christina Buttons, this was the last photo taken of Kessler before the attack:
BREAKING: This is the last photo of Paul Kessler taken just 5 minutes before he was attacked by an anti-Israel protester yesterday afternoon. I received photos and videos from a source at the scene. pic.twitter.com/QBbLIO0lBM
— Christina Buttons (@buttonslives) November 7, 2023
The Ventura sheriff’s department arrived shortly after an began interviewing witnesses. No one has been arrested, but Buttons posted a photo of the alleged attacker.
Other video showed the throng of pro-Hamas protesters walking through the street. They could be heard chanting, “Long live Palestine.”
Happening now in downtown Dem sewer Los Angeles – Another pro-Palestine, terrorist-loving protest. pic.twitter.com/ykHegQSzun
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) November 5, 2023