Right-wingers wound 4 Beit Safafa men

Right-wingers injure 4 B

October 30, 2009 12:04
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beit safafa 248 88. (photo credit: Michael Green)

Four Arabs were lightly wounded on Friday morning when a brawl broke out in Jerusalem's Beit Safafa neighborhood between six Jewish right-wing activists and local residents. The incident occurred after the six activists, in their 50s, drove into the predominantly Arab neighborhood located near Gilo and began to quarrel with the locals over property ownership. According to police, the six claimed that they were the rightful owners of a house in the neighborhood and then presented the locals with an eviction order, causing the argument to take a violent turn. Three Arabs were lightly hurt, and then, as the quarrel escalated, one of the Jews drew a pistol and began to shoot at the locals who had gathered around the disputed property, wounding one of them lightly in the hand. The four wounded Arabs admitted themselves to a nearby hospital. The Jewish activists reportedly fled Beit Safafa by car, later telling police that they had rushed away from the scene because they had felt threatened. They were tracked down by police and taken in for questioning.

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