A Jewish man was attacked in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of southern
Jerusalem Monday night, resulting in his hospitalization for light injuries,
According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the man, in
his 20s, was walking alone on the popular Haas Promenade when he was accosted by
two Arabs, who proceeded to pummel him without provocation.
jumped by at least two Arabs who fled the scene, which police searched upon
arriving,” said Rosenfeld. “We are investigating a number of suspects and our
investigation is continuing.”
After police arrived, the unidentified
victim was treated and released at Terem Emergency Medical Center.
assault came less than a day after the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in
northern Jerusalem was vandalized in an apparent price-tag attack by Jewish
nationalists. Rosenfeld said police are investigating to see if Monday’s assault
was related to the incident.
“Police are looking in a number of
directions to determine the motives behind the attack,” he said. “We hope to
make arrests soon.”
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