3 Israeli Girls Accused in Rock Attacks on Arabs

Three young Israeli women are being held on suspicion of attacking Arab motorists near the Tapuach junction in Samaria Tuesday.

Chana Ya'ar ,

Jewish community of Tapuach
Jewish community of Tapuach
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Three Israeli youths have been detained on suspicion of attacking Palestinian Authority Arab motorists as they traveled near the Tapuach junction in Samaria Tuesday evening. The young women were accused of hurling rocks at the Arab travelers.

Israeli police said Wednesday morning that the women, ages 17 to 20, were also found to be carrying tires and three cannisters of flammable liquids. They are reportedly from the communities of Kiryat Arba, Kfar Tapuach and Migron.

The three will be arraigned later in the day before a judge at the Petach Tikvah Magistrate's Court. Police said they plan to petition the court to extend their remand.

The Honenu legal aid association sent representatives to assist the women with legal procedures during and after their arrest.