Four young women detained for allegedly tear-gassing Arab taxi drivers in Jerusalem

After complaints from 2 taxi drivers, police find and arrest 4 Yitzhar residents in possession of tear gas.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 21, 2014 01:36
Taxis in Israel

Taxis in Israel. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Four young women from the Yitzhar settlement were arrested in Jerusalem on Thursday on suspicion that they attacked two different Arab taxi drivers with tear gas.

An Arab taxi driver told police that he was attacked with tear gas by four Jewish girls on King George Street in the capital, saying that the incident was nationalistically motivated. The driver did not require medical treatment after the attack.

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An additional Arab taxi driver later reported being attacked with tear gas by four young women in the city center as well.

Police carrying out searches for the suspects located and detained four young women from Yitzhar on the Ben Yehuda promenade in the capital.

Police also found tear gas among the suspect's possessions. The Jerusalem Magistrates Court released the suspects on Friday on  condition that they would not come to Jerusalem for 15 days. They were also ordered to deposit 500 NIS each with the court.

Elsewhere in the capital on Thursday night, Arab youths threw stones toward Border Police officers in the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood.

The security forces dispersed the youths and no injuries were reported, according to police.



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