Mea Sharim violence continues: Youths attack Arab cab driver

By ABE SELIG
September 2, 2009 18:35

In another incident of ongoing violence in Jerusalem's Mea Sharim neighborhood, a mob of haredi youth attacked an Arab cab driver early Wednesday morning, throwing stones at him and breaking the windows of his taxi cab. The driver was unhurt in the incident, which began when he drove into the neighborhood around two o'clock in the morning, and after escaping from the mob, the man alerted police, who responded. The attack was seen as either a response to the series of arrests carried out over two nights of rioting in the neighborhood beginning on Saturday evening, or an act of revenge after another cab driver, purported to be an Arab as well, hit a haredi protester with his taxi cab while speeding through the area of the riots on Sunday night. The protester was lightly hurt in the incident and the cab driver has not been apprehended.


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