Out of all Middle Eastern military units, the one recognized as the best is the Israel Defense Force (IDF). Last year, the Inquisitr reported numerous times on how the IDF was able to protect their own during the Israel-Gaza War. In less than thirty minutes, the IDF air force destroyed about eighty terror targets. This was one part of a collective result of Gaza firing rockets into Israel prior to war. Despite the fact the IDF was doing their duty to protect their people, the International Criminal Court (ICC) launched an inquiry for war crimes committed during the war.
It should also be known that unlike other military forces in the Middle East, the IDF consists of people of many cultures, believing in different religions. This wide spectrum might assist in making it the third most powerful military in the world. However, such may also bring misunderstanding. As a result, an IDF soldier, of Druze background, was assaulted in a nightclub. The reason is because he was “speaking Arabic.”
According to an article by the Times of Israel and followed-up by the Jerusalem Post, Razzi Houseysa, a 19-year-old solder in the Golani Brigade from the Druze village of Daliyat al-Karmel, was out with a friend overnight from Thursday to Friday. They were in Kibbutz Yagur, in southeast Haifa, when he was assaulted by a group of Jewish men. Amer Houseysa, Razzi’s cousin, provided details about the assault.
“Razzi was on leave from the army, he was out with a friend who is also an IDF soldier when the two noticed a group of guys eyeing them in the club. Razzi and his friend decided to leave. They were not drunk and they did not want any trouble. They left and went to their car, but the group followed them.”
The group was eyeing Razzi Houseysa and his friend because they were speaking to each other in Arabic. With the world associating Middle Eastern non-Jews to the rise of Islamic terrorism, it would be easy to see why the group suddenly turned violent. A huge stone was hurled at Razzi’s face while driving off, resulting in a fractured skull. He was hospitalized at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where he underwent surgery to his right eye while sustaining a series of head wounds. Doctors say his condition was described as light to moderate. The police arrived after the incident to take a statement, but Razzi was in no condition to respond at the time.
The Houseysa family had not heard from the police since that night, which prompted them to file a complaint on Saturday. The head of the Daliyat al-Karmel Regional Council, Rafik Halabi, also urged police to investigate into the matter swiftly, referring back to a previous incident of a similar nature, when Tommy Hasson was severely beaten near the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem for speaking Arabic.
Six Jewish men were arrested for that assault. It is not reported what their charges are or if such actions may result in further hate crime investigation. For now, Razzi Houseysa, a man who serves the country of Israel through the IDF, has been given justice.
[Image via Amer Houseysa]