Payam Javan: A 69-year-old man, Paul Kessler, died after sustaining a head injury during a fight with a pro-Palestinian protester during a rally in Thousand Oaks, California.
Mr. Kessler was attending a pro-Israel rally when he became involved in an altercation with a counter-protester. He fell backwards during the fight and struck his head on the ground. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries later.
The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident and has not ruled out a hate crime.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles condemned the violence and called for safety for its community.