2 Jews, 2 Arabs arrested for Jerusalem street fight in haredi neighborhood

Second arrest of ultra-Orthodox Jews from Mea Shearim in two days.

July 7, 2015 19:07
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The Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

A violent altercation between two Jewish men and two Arab men Monday night on a street in the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea She’arim resulted in the arrests of all four suspects, police said on Tuesday.

While details of what sparked the melee remain unclear, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the incident took place at approximately 10 p.m.

“Police responded to the scene within minutes and placed the four suspects under arrest,” said Rosenfeld, adding that no one was seriously injured.

All four men were arraigned at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning.

Monday’s brawl was the second time in two days that haredim residing in the neighborhood have been arrested for violence involving Arabs.

On Saturday afternoon, two ultra-Orthodox men from Mea She’arim were arrested after lightly wounding a Palestinian woman by throwing rocks at her car.

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