Jewish teen charged with killing Arab man in brawl

3 more suspects indicted for battery and obstruction of justice; the 3 allegedly killed Hussam Hasan, 24, in Jerusalem.

February 27, 2011 13:24
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crime scene. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])

The Jerusalem Attorney's Office indicted on Sunday the four Jewish teens involved in a Jerusalem brawl, in which Hussam Hasan, a 24-year-old Arab man, was killed.

The main suspect, who allegedly stabbed Hasan, will be tried for manslaughter. Another Arab man was lightly wounded in the fight.

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J'lem police arrest 4 minors on suspicion of killing Arab

The other three are accused of obstruction of justice and aggravated battery.

The four suspects are aged 16-17.

According to police, two of the suspects attacked the two Arabs who were strolling down Rehov Bianchini. Another two suspects joined the attack, and one of them cut Hasan with a razor. The four fled the scene, but the lightly wounded friend managed to identify two of the suspects, who were arrested at the scene.

The two told investigators they had returned to pick up the prime suspect’s razor, which was at the crime scene along with a pair of glasses.

The third suspect was picked up by police at the yeshiva he attends following an investigation, and a few days ago the fourth turned himself in to police.

The prime suspect told police he had bought the razor at a barber shop a few hours before the attack, but had no plan to use it the way he did. The crime was reenacted by three of the suspects.

Jonah Mandel and Melanie Lidman contributed to this report.

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