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  Cheshvan 21, 5775 , 14/11/14

Two Arabs Call Police Claiming Kidnap Attempts Under False Pretenses

In two separate incidents, Arab residents reported attempted kidnappings to the police. In the first incident, an Arab who worked in gardening in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Ya'akov called the '100' hotline claiming that he had been attacked by three Jews in a car who had fled. A patrol car arrived at the scene to question the 50-year-old man, who is from Wadi Joz, and at the same time set up road blocks to try and catch the vehicle he reported. Due to contradicting versions the complainant gave, police continued to ask him to recount the incident. As it turned out, he had injured his hand and was looking for a way to get some financial compensation.

In the second incident, a young man that 'settlers' had forced him into a car, beat him, thrown him out and then fled. The story that eventually came out was that he made his claim because he couldn't find a good job in Israel and that his father was trying to force him into an arranged marriage.

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