8 hurt in weekend fights; dozens of drivers pulled off the roads

8 hurt in weekend fights

November 14, 2009 22:36
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A number of stabbings and brawls occurred around the country over the weekend, leaving several people hospitalized. In Holon, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight that broke out between gangs of youth on Friday night. Police arrested an 18-year-old from Holon on suspicion of carrying out the attack, and detained a 14-year-old girl from Rishon Lezion in connection with the incident. In the North, Coastal Police said a 26-year-old man was hospitalized on Friday night with serious head injuries after being involved in a brawl outside of a pub in Kiryat Ata. The man was rushed to the Rambam Hospital in serious condition. Police have closed the pub for 30 days as the investigation into the fight continues. In Tel Aviv, a stun grenade was thrown by unknown attackers at the Bla Bla Club. No injuries or damages were reported. Tel Aviv Police pulled over 26 drunk drivers on Friday night. Four hundred and thirteen traffic violation tickets were handed out, and 47 drivers had their licenses revoked for dangerous driving. Twenty-one vehicles were taken off the road due to poor safety standards. Earlier on Friday, a 27-year-old resident of Umm el-Fahm was shot in the leg and rushed to the Ha'emek Hospital in satisfactory condition. Police say a criminal-related dispute formed the background to the shooting. A manhunt for the gunman has been launched. On Thursday night, a 28-year-old man from Lod was stabbed and lightly wounded during a mass brawl that broke out in Ramat Gan. The stab victim drove himself to the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. Three additional youths wounded in the same incident arrived at the Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Also on Thursday night, a 47-year-old man was stabbed during a fight in Holon. He was rushed by paramedics to the Wolfson Medical Center for treatment. Police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the attack, and found a knife in his possession. The motive for the attack has yet to be determined.

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