Police arrest youths for stoning, badly wounding two homeless men

Two victims hospitalized with wounds caused by stones the youths allegedly threw at them.

Handcuffs [Illustrative] (photo credit: INIMAGE)
Handcuffs [Illustrative]
(photo credit: INIMAGE)
Two youths aged 12 and 14 beat and robbed two homeless men, throwing rocks at them until they were both badly injured, police said Saturday.
Police on Friday night arrested the two youths in Jaffa, not far from the scene of the crime on Jerusalem Blvd.
Tel Aviv police said Saturday that around 5 p.m. Friday they received a call about teenagers seen throwing rocks into an abandoned building.
When police arrived they saw two boys flee the scene, and after a short chase, managed to catch both of them.
One of them was carrying a wallet belonging to a homeless man living in the abandoned building. When police entered the building they found him and another man living there, both of whom were seriously wounded. The two were taken in serious condition to Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv and the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.
Both youths were taken for questioning by police and police said they expect further arrests to follow.
No motive was given for the attack.