Jewish youth attack synagogue worshipers with iron bars

December 22, 2016 13:19

A video has emerged of three Jewish youths, aged 13-15, attacking attendees of a Jerusalem synagogue with iron rods and pepper spray on Monday night. Police have detained six suspects on suspicion of assault and theft. The attack occurred at the Gabai synagogue on Shmuel Hanavi street in the capital.

According to a police investigation, three teenage boys entered the synagogue to steal valuables and were found by attendees, who subsequently kicked them out. The boys then returned with others armed with iron rods, wooden planks, and pepper spray, and attacked some of the worshipers. Two of the suspects were released while four others had their detentions extended until Thursday.

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