A 21-year-old Arab man from the Shuafat Refugee Camp was arrested Thursday morning on charges of aggravated assault and attempted rape, for allegedly attacking a woman in Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood the previous night.
According to police, the victim is a 24-year-old living and working at the German Embassy, who was accosted while walking her dog. When the woman refused to speak with the suspect, she told police that he followed her, struck her in the head and back, and then attempted to undress her.
The woman was able to escape, and subsequently sought treatment at an area hospital, police said. Police then launched an intensive search resulting in the unidentified man’s early morning arrest. The suspect is being questioned and remains in custody, police said.