The rabbi of a neighborhood in the central Israeli city of Lod was beaten by Arab assailants Sunday afternoon, after being dragged out of his car.

Rabbi Itamar Ben-Yaakov, the rabbi of the Eshkol neighborhood in Lod, had driven to a daycare center to pick up his kids, when an Arab woman stepped out into the street, blocking his car, a resident of the Eshkol neighborhood told Arutz Sheva. Following an argument where the rabbi tried getting her to move out of the way, the woman called two Arab men who came to the scene and began to beat the rabbi.

“They forced [the rabbi] onto the ground and beat him in front of his children.”

“I’ve lived in this neighborhood for nine years, and in all my time here there has never been this kind of violence,” the resident said, adding that locals planned a demonstration to protest the attack.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.