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        7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

      17 Arabs Arrested in Issawiya Lynch Attempt


      Police and Shin Bet security officers recently arrested 17 Arabs from the Issawiya neighborhood of Jerusalem on charges that they attempted to murder Nir Nachshon, a repairman who accidentally drove into the neighborhood in June. Nachshon was savagely attacked by a gang of Arabs and was nearly the victim of a lynch, saved from being murdered by the mukhtar of the neighborhood.

      The arrests took place in recent weeks, police released for publication Sunday. Several of the culprits are teenagers. Another 8 Arabs are to be arrested in the coming days, police said.