Jewish community leader in Ukraine stabbed while delivering aid to refugees

Director of the Jewish Community of a Western-Ukrainian city was stabbed while delivering aid to refugees fleeing from Russian attacks in the eastern part of the country.

Igor Perelman, the director of the Jewish Community in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in western Ukraine, was delivering aid to Ukrainian refugees who fled from the eastern part of the country, when he was stabbed, reports the Jerusalem Post. His injuries are not life-threatening.

The police arrested a suspect, a 49 man who, according to previous reports from the site, shouted antisemitic obscenities at Perelman on the street, as the director and other members of the local Jewish community were delivering food and aid to those in need. The suspect is being charged with premeditated hooliganism committed with the use of a sharp weapon, an offense carrying a prison sentence of at least three years.

Reports about the incident did not say how the suspect responded to the charges.