Arab man with kippa, sidelocks, arrested in Bnei Brak

Jerusalem Arab dressed as haredi arrested in Bnei Brak for assault.

David Rosenberg ,

Man walks down street in Bnei Brak (stock)
Man walks down street in Bnei Brak (stock)
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An Arab resident of Jerusalem was arrested Friday in the predominatly haredi city of Bnei Brak in central Israel after he allegedly assaulted a resident of Bnei Brak, Behadrei Haredim reported.

Police say the suspect was wearing haredi garb at the time of his arrest, including a kippa (yarmulke) and had grown out a beard and sidelocks (payot). The suspect had apparently been residing in Bnei Brak for an extended period, authorities said.

The suspect, a 42-year-old resident of the neighborhood of Issawiya in the capital, is accused of assaulting a local man in connection with an ongoing financial dispute.

According to the victim, when he confronted the suspect on the street over money owed to him by the suspect, the suspect punched him in the face, kicked him in the torso, and then fled the scene.

The victim contacted police shortly thereafter, and officers were dispatched to the scene of the crime.

Police soon located the suspect and placed him under arrest. On Saturday evening, a Tel Aviv court extended the suspect’s arrest until Monday.