There’s nothing peaceful about pro-terror rallies. It’s no wonder that violence accompanies the pro-Hamas crowd, whether it’s the assaults on Capitol police officers during the pro-Hamas insurrection, bottles thrown at police at a pro-Hamas rally in Brooklyn, or this killing in Los Angeles, terrorist supporters keep showing that they’re terrorists.
An elderly Jewish man attending a pro-Israel rally in California has died after a “physical altercation” with a pro-Palestinian protester, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced on Monday evening.
A verbal altercation broke out between 69-year-old Paul Kessler and an unnamed protester on West Lake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards in Ventura County on Sunday, per a department press release.
“The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and has not ruled out the possibility of a hate crime,” the department wrote.
Kessler’s autopsy at the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be blunt force head injury and the manner of death to be homicide, per the release.
Material on social media appears to show Mr. Kessler before he was killed, after the assault and the pro-Hamas rally going on afterward.
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
A pro-Palestinian demonstrator allegedly beat to death an elderly pro-Israel demonstrator at a protest in California, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to eyewitnesses, a confrontation developed between the two. Some say the Palestinian protester beat… pic.twitter.com/io7tvZ6Qbq
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) November 7, 2023
Anti-Israeli protesters continued chanting at the scene were the 65-year-old Jewish man Paul Kessler allegedly got beaten and later lost his life.
His blood was still on the ground… pic.twitter.com/A8ph0lkUGI
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 7, 2023
Conejo Valley Antifascists, a local antifa group, decided to slur the victim and defend antisemitism, then it posted that, “calling this incident ‘Anti-Semitism’ is ignorant. Supporting freedom for Palestinians ≠ anti/Semitism and this is a dangerously irresponsible post that will only increase the already toxic divisiveness.”
It’s dangerously divisive to suggest that those who engage in the murder of Jews and those who kill Jews are antisemitic.