Jewish man assaulted by Arabs in Jerusalem

Police are investigating to see if assault was related to the previous days price tag attack in east J'lem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.

June 25, 2013 23:07
A building in Armon HaNatziv.

Armon HaNatziv building 521. (photo credit: Sarah Levin)


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A Jewish man was attacked in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of southern Jerusalem Monday night, resulting in his hospitalization for light injuries, police said.

According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the man, in his 20s, was walking alone on the popular Haas Promenade when he was accosted by two Arabs, who proceeded to pummel him without provocation.

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“He was jumped by at least two Arabs who fled the scene, which police searched upon arriving,” said Rosenfeld. “We are investigating a number of suspects and our investigation is continuing.”

After police arrived, the unidentified victim was treated and released at Terem Emergency Medical Center.

The assault came less than a day after the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in northern Jerusalem was vandalized in an apparent price-tag attack by Jewish nationalists. Rosenfeld said police are investigating to see if Monday’s assault was related to the incident.

“Police are looking in a number of directions to determine the motives behind the attack,” he said. “We hope to make arrests soon.”

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