The brutal assault of two off-duty soldiers in Haifa over the weekend by
a group of Israeli Arabs was likely the result of mistaken identity and
not a nationalistically-motivated attack as had initially been
suspected, police said Sunday.
Police arrested two additional suspects allegedly involved in the assault
that took place outside of Rambam Medical Center in Haifa on Saturday, bringing
the total number of arrests in the incident to six.
Prior to the assault, rocks were thrown at a home the suspects were
staying in close to the site of the assault. The suspects then assaulted
the off-duty soldiers, believing they were responsible for the
rock-throwing, police said.
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