Jewish youths assault Arab in Jerusalem's Katamon

Arab man walking with two Jewish friends in the capital is set upon by a group of Jewish teenagers who begin beating him.

September 6, 2012 22:40
Zion Square, scene of brawl between Arabs, Jews

Jerusalem brawl 370. (photo credit: Avraham Bergman, News 24)


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A group of Jewish youths assaulted an Arab man in Jerusalem's Katamon neighborhood on Wednesday night, coming against the backdrop of a number of violent racial incidents in the capital city recently.

According to police, the Arab man, around 20 years old, was walking with a male Jewish friend and an inebriated female Jewish friend, when he was set upon by a group Jews, all around 15 years old. The group ignored the victim's friends, and instead attacked only the Arab youth.

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Police opened an investigation into the incident but had yet to arrest any of the perpetrators.

The incident came less than a month after a group of Jews beat a 17-year-old Arab boy, leaving him in critical condition, in an incident which shocked the capital.

The same week, Jewish assailants firebombed a Palestinian taxi near the settlement of Bat Ayin, wounding six members of one family, including two children.

The racial violence roused sharp condemnation from across the political spectrum.

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