Two Arabs indicted for attacking Jewish east J'lem homes on Yom Kippur

Two Arabs indicted for a

By ABE SELIG
October 19, 2009 21:02

The Jerusalem District Prosecutor's Office on Monday filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court against Mohammad Kak, 30, and Nasser Abissieh, 22, for allegedly throwing two firebombs at Jewish-owned homes in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan during disturbances that took place in and around the Old City on Yom Kippur. According to the indictment, Kak was apparently upset with his father, who had sold their Silwan home to Jews in 2003, and decided to attack the house on Yom Kippur. The indictment details Kak's preparation of the two firebombs on the night of Yom Kippur, before asking Abissiyeh to join him. The two then hurled the flaming bottles filled with flammable liquid at the house. Both firebombs hit a nearby pile of garbage, which was set ablaze. The indictment states that the firebombs could have seriously injured or killed someone, and the the two have been charged with manufacturing weapons and arson.


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