State indicts 7 minors for throwing stones, Molotov cocktails, injuring 2-yr-old

Suspects indicated for illfully endangering lives on a through-way, causing severe bodily harm among other charges.

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December 12, 2013 18:33
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Palestinian youths slinging rocks.

Palestinian youths slinging rocks 521. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court Juvenile Division against seven minors, residents of the east Jerusalem neighborhood Tzur Bahar, for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the cars of Jewish-Israelis in Armon Hanatziv, and injuring a two year old child.

According to a Justice Ministry statement, the defendants decided to attack Jews driving cars out of hatred and to cause harm to the vehicles and their passengers.

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The group also decided to undertake their attacks in revenge for the death of two Palestinians in Hebron, said the statement.

The statement said that the group had acquired Molotov cocktails the day before their November 28 attack which injured two-year-old Abigail Ben-Zion, who was in stable condition as of last week.

They started by throwing the Molotov cocktails both to hit the cars and to land on the road to cause car accidents, followed by the decision to throw stones, one of which crashed through a window and struck Ben-Zion in the head, who lost consciousness.

The group is charged with willfully endangering lives on a through-way, causing severe bodily harm, conspiracy to commit a felony, willfully causing damage to a vehicle and manufacturing a weapon, but the names and actual indictment are under a gag order since all of the defendants are minors.

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