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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Israeli filmmaker beaten unconscious by Arab 'youths' shortly after his film won festival's top prize

Israeli filmmaker Yaniv Horowitz was  beaten unconscious by Arab 'youths' outside a French film festival shortly after his movie, Rock the Casbah, won first prize at the festival.
He is reported to have lost consciousness and has been subsequently treated. Horowitz is said to have returned immediately to the festival after treatment. Authorities are estimating that the attack was racially motivated. 
Horowitz, who represents Israel, was attacked immediately after the screening of the film by a group of Arab youths. The director lost consciousness and was treated at the festival. After recovering from the blows he received, he returned to the festival area in "good condition". 
After the violent incident, Horowitz's film won the Special Prize of the Jury for Best Picture. Israeli singer and musician Assaf Amdursky also received an award for a movie he wrote music.
The film "Rock the Casbah", starring Yon Tumarkin, follows the story of young soldiers in the first intifada in Gaza. The soliders are located on the roof of a Palestinian family whose son is involved in the murder of one of their battalion.
 But hey - they're just 'youths.' It doesn't mean anything, does it?

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