US college students attack Palestinian students

According to the court, the three footballers beat the victims with brass knuckles, calling them "terrorists".

By
January 24, 2007 18:06
US college students attack Palestinian students

dartmouth college 88. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Three football players at Guilford College face assault and ethnic intimidation charges after an attack on three Palestinian students, authorities said. According to court documents, the assaulters beat the victims with their fists, feet and brass knuckles early Saturday and called them "terrorists" while using racial slurs. Authorities charged Michael Bates, 20; Michael Robert Six, 20; and Christopher Barnette, 21, with ethnic intimidation and assault and battery. They were released Monday on $2,000 bail. The court documents said at least 15 members of the football team were present. School officials were still trying to determine whether the other 12 were involved in the attack were trying to break it up or were bystanders. "We've had a very, very unfortunate event, unfortunate conflict among students who actually knew each other, and who had lived and interacted in the same residence hall with no conflict among themselves," school spokesman Nic Brown said Tuesday. Two of the students who were attacked, Faris Khadar and Osama Sabbah, are students at Guilford. The third, Omar Awartani, is a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh who was visiting.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN