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  9/2/2012, Elul 15, 5772

Zion Square Brawl Suspect to House Arrest


The Jerusalem District Court released to house arrest, Sunday afternoon, 19-year-old Shim'on Simantov, who was charged in connection with an August brawl between Jewish and Arab youth at Jerusalem's Kikar Tzion (Zion Square) in which Arab teen Jamal Julani was severely beaten and had to be hospitalized for a few days.

Among the factors leading to Simantov's release was testimony by others involved in the incident who said he was a moderating factor and not among those who beat Julani.