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      Five Suspects Remanded in Yom HaAtzmaut Attack

      Arabs brutally attacked a Jewish family in Jerusalem's Ben Hinnom Valley.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 5/8/2012, 10:32 AM

      .Yonatan Shukrun. injured in Ben Hinnom Valley attack
      .Yonatan Shukrun. injured in Ben Hinnom Valley attack
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      Five Arabs from southern Jerusalem's Abu Tor neighborhood, suspected of attacking a Jewish family, was remanded for two more days Tuesday morning by the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court. Four of them are minors. They were arrested about ten days ago for allegedly assaulting the family on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day.

      The assault occurred in Jerusalem's Ben Hinnom Valley.

      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.

      The suspects' lawyer said that the attack was a brawl, not a nationalist event. He also claimed that the Arabs had been attacked by the Jews.