Jerusalem police arrest anti-Arab bullies

2012-08-19 20:43

Jerusalem - Jerusalem police on Sunday arrested three Jewish teens suspected of a brutal hate attack on young Palestinians, and magistrates remanded in custody another suspect detained a day ago.

"Altogether four people have been arrested,' police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

"The latest three people to be arrested are youths between the ages of 13 and 17. They are being questioned and the investigation is continuing."

He said that the 19-year-old arrested on Saturday appeared in court on Sunday and his remand was extended.

Local media said he denied taking part in the assault in the early hours of Friday on four cousins from Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, in which 17-year-old Jamal Julani was seriously hurt.

"We were walking and suddenly maybe 50 Jews came toward us shouting 'Arabs, Arabs,'" one of the cousins, Mohammed Mujahad, who was only slightly injured, told Haaretz newspaper.

"Jamal tried to run but [the attacker] hit him in the chest and he fell, with his head on the ground," another cousin, Nuaman Julani told the paper.

The incident took place at Jerusalem's central Zion Square, a busy late-night meeting place in the heart of the city's bar and entertainment district.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-08-19 21:32

    Poor kids are brainwashed to hate. People should only choose their religion (if any ) when they have grown a full adult brain

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-08-19 21:51

      Eish, poor little souls

      neil.fromearth - 2012-08-19 22:00

      I agree with you, but the only mention of religion in the article was from the victim "suddenly maybe 50 Jews came towards us". It would be incredible if parents did seriously teach their children to respect all religions and not be indoctrinated by any. Unfortunately the issue is not just religious. Today in SA. I know teenagers who are racist and they get that from their parents. These are both white, black and everything in between. I honestly believe that the incompetence, corruption and BEE policies of our "black" government are also literally creating a young racist white South African.

  • jaba.kov - 2012-08-20 13:39

    Firstly News 24 there is no such thing as Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem… It’s just Jerusalem; the undivided capital of the State of Israel – and it is this type of propaganda by the media that is flaming the situation. Kids are not brainwashed to hate. the only hate taught in schools are those schools in Gaza... even the Children’s TV programmes in Gaza show a Mickey Mouse calling for the death of all Jews. No brainwashing is done in Israeli schools, 20% of the populations in Israel are Arab and there has never been reports of brainwashed or hate material, fights happen, like this one and it started over girls and became racial later - but in Israel it is always advertised ‘over the top’.

      jaba.kov - 2012-08-20 13:41 weekly Hamas TV programme episode teaches murder and hatred of Jews to Palestinian children. Hamas has been indoctrinating children for years.

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