Reward offered for info on Jewish girls’ attackers in Zanzibar

By JTA
August 9, 2013 23:39




The Zanzibar government has offered a $6,170 reward for information on attackers who threw acid at two British Jewish women.

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18 and from London, sustained injuries on their faces, chests and hands after two men on a moped threw acid at them Wednesday night, in Zanzibar City, the capital of the island off of eastern Africa.

The island’s Police Commissioner Musa Ali Musa told the BBC that there was “no prime suspect” for the attack. He said that a lot of people had been questioned and information gathered. No one has been arrested or charged and investigations are continuing, Musa said.

The police chief said it was the first time visitors to the island had been attacked in this way, describing the incident as “alien” to both the police investigating and the victims. Officers had no idea as to the motive, he said.

The two young Britons, who were volunteering as teachers for the charity Art in Tanzania, were flown back to Britain Friday. The London Jewish Chronicle reported that both were Federation for Zionist Youth members.


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