Teens accused of beating Arab released
Three suspects of attack on woman in Jerusalem conditionally released by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.
Arrest [illustrative]. Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
Three Jewish teenagers involved in an altercation with an Arab woman at a light
rail stop last week were conditionally released by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s
Court on Monday.
A restraining order prohibits them from being in the
capital for the next month.
Police arrested one 17-year-old girl on Sunday
afternoon and the two other girls involved turned themselves into police
overnight on Sunday.
Police opened an investigation after Israeli media
published photos of three teenage Jewish girls beating an Arab woman at the
light rail stop in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Moshe neighborhood on February
No one filed a complaint with the police and there were no
Police examined security cameras at the light rail stop after a
public outcry over the graphic photos, taken by leftwing activist and
photographer Dorit Jordan Dotan, which show a group of girls yelling at and
hitting an Arab woman wearing a headscarf.
Jerusalem police spokesman
Shmuel Ben-Ruby said Sunday that it was impossible to determine who started the
altercation as the cameras have no sound.
Late on Sunday night, the three
girls involved in the incident filed a counter-complaint with police, claiming
the Arab woman attacked them. Police said they will now question the Arab woman.