falafel and hummus Jerusalem
Falafel and hummus served in the Old City of Jerusalem Getty

A hummus bar in Kfar Vitkin, Israel, is offering 50% off for tables with Arabs and Jews sitting and eating together. The offer comes amid near daily attacks between the two communities.

In a Facebook post, Hummus Bar at the M Mall asked: "Afraid of Arabs? Afraid of Jews?" Before going on to say that you'll only find human beings at the restaurant as well as "real excellent hummus! And great Jewish falafel!".

מפחדים מערבים? מפחדים מיהודים? אצלנו אין ערבים! אבל אין גם יהודים... אצלנו יש בני אדם! וחומוס ערבי אמיתי ומעולה!...

Posted by ‎חומוס בר - קניון אם הדרך - כשר‎ on Monday, 12 October 2015

Talking to the Times of Israel, manager Kobi Tzafrir said the offer had been well received and the restaurant had served a number of tables with both Arabs and Jews, with him pointing out it was a small step in bringing people together. He added: "If there's anything that can bring together these people, it's hummus."

In recent days, violence between the two communities has escalated. On 19 October, an Eritrean migrant became caught up in the violence and was shot and beaten to death "just because of his skin colour".