Disinfo: Jews were attacked with knives and sticks in a Ukrainian city of Uman

Summary

A group of about 30 Ukrainian thugs went on a rampage close to midnight on Friday night in Uman and mercilessly beat Jews outside the zion of Rav Nachman. Witnesses say that the Ukrainians were running wildly through the street looking for Jews with knives and bars in their hands. Four Jews were taken to the nearest hospital on Friday night. The police did show up at the scene but didn’t lift a finger to help the Jews. They just stood by and watched what was happening.

 

Disproof

An attempt by pro-Kremlin media to defame Ukraine and depict Ukrainians as anti-Semitic.

The National Police of Ukraine reported, that there was no such fight in Uman and, accordingly, there are neither victims nor attackers. The communication department of the National Police reported that no one had contacted either hospitals nor the police.

According to the Uman City Council's Executive Committee, there was a brawl, but it was a dispute of a social nature "between [local] security guards and Hassids" rather than an antisemitic incident.

"Information regarding the scale of the brawl as well as that claiming the use of knives or bars does not correspond to reality," the committee said, adding that those who took part in the brawl "do not have severe injuries."

Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reports that the incident was false:

A group of teens gave Israeli media a false report claiming that an antisemitic mob was taking place in Uman, Ukraine, causing nationwide outrage, Hassidic network Uman Shalom reported Saturday evening. 

Uman is the birthplace of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, founder of the Breslov Hassidic movement. Rebbe Nachman's tomb is an object for pilgrimage among Hassidic Jews.

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  • Reported in: Issue 180
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: English, Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Anti-Semitism, Ukraine, Jews, Nazi/Fascist
  • Outlet: Strana.ua, 112.ua, theyeshivaworld.com, rg.ru, kp.ua, iz.ru, vesti.ua, newdaynews.ru, gazeta.ru, vesti.co.il, apostrophe.ua,
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Disproof

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Disproof

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