J'lem: Arab youth clash with Jewish family; 3 hurt

Jewish boy lightly injured in the head after group of Arabs throw rocks at him; youths attack haredi man in Old City.

April 27, 2012 07:56
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A fight broke out Thursday between a Jewish family and a group of Arab teenagers in the Gaya Ben Henom area, a park on the way to the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

Three members of the family were injured, one lightly and two moderately. They were all taken for medical treatment.

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Also Thursday, an 11-year-old Jewish boy was lightly injured after a group of Arabs threw rocks at Jews near the Lions Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. The boy was hit in the head and taken for medical treatment.

In a third incident, two Arab youths attacked a haredi man in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday night.

The man was not injured severely and did not require medical treatment.

The two youth fled the scene. Police arrested one man in suspicion of involvement in the incident and continued to search for the second suspect.

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