State indicts 2 minors for attacking Palestinian shepherd

January 6, 2016 13:03


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The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office on Wednesday filed an indictment with the city's district court against two Jewish minors for attacking a 50-year-old Palestinian shepherd near the West Bank Yishuv Kochav Hashahar on May 13.

The minors, whose names are under gag order, were charged with causing grave bodily injury under exaggerated circumstances and illegal possession of a knife.

According to a statement by the Justice Ministry, the defendants and five other minors noticed the man and decided to throw him out of the area by attacking him, having decided on their own that he was not allowed in the area.

Each of the minors covered their faces with their shirts, donned gloves and armed themselves with iron rods with sharp knife-like objects on their tips.

The group beat the Palestinian until he fell and lost consciousness and then fled the scene.

The Palestinian man was eventually taken by an ambulance to the hospital.

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