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Four Arab Youths Arrested for Yom Haatzmaut Attack

Residents of A-Tur are suspected of attacking a Jewish family with metal bars, wounding three.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 4/28/2012, 11:04 PM

Yonatan Shukrun
Yonatan Shukrun
Israel news photo: Flash 90

 

Four Arab youths from the A-Tur neighborhood in Jerusalem have been arrested by the Minorities Department of the Jerusalem Police's Central Unit, on suspicion of brutally attacking a Jewish family outside the Old City on Yom Haatzmaut.

The attack took place at the Ben-Hinnom Valley, located outside the walls of the Old City..

Two other people, who are relatives of the arrested youths, were arrested for allegedly assaulting police officers in the course of the youths' arrest. The youths will be brought before a judge for remand at the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court.

Magen David Adom emergency services said on Yom Haatzmaut that two of the Jews suffered moderate wounds, and a third suffered light wounds, after they were attacked with metal rods. They were evacuated to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.

A hareidi man and an 11-year-old Jewish boy were also attacked by Arabs on Yom Haatzmaut. The boy was lightly hurt and was taken to a hospital.