17-year-old girl arrested for alleged attack on Arab woman

By MELANIE LIDMAN
March 3, 2013 18:45

Jerusalem police arrested a 17-year-old Jewish girl from a settlement near Jerusalem in connection with an alleged attack against an Arab woman at a light rail stop last week.

Police opened an investigation after Israeli media published photos of a group of teenage Jewish girls beating an Arab woman at the bus stop on February 25. No one filed a complaint with the police and there were no injuries. Police examined security cameras at the Kiryat Menachem light rail stop after public outcry over the graphic photos, taken by left-wing activist and photographer Dorit Jordan Dotan, which show a group of girls yelling at and hitting an Arab woman wearing a hijab.

Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby said on Sunday that it was impossible to determine who started the altercation as the cameras have no sound. Ben Ruby said he expects additional arrests in the coming days.


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