Dozens of Arabs Beat 3 Jewish Drivers

Bystander reveals that a confrontation between drivers ended in a lynch mob.

Shimon Cohen,

Police forces (file)
Police forces (file)
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Dozens of Arab workers brutally attacked three Jews in the industrial area of ​​Atarot, near Jerusalem, a worker in the area testified to Arutz Sheva on Wednesday. 

The employee, who chose not to reveal his name, said that the incident began at about 5:00 pm Monday.

"I saw three guys lying on the road - they looked battered and bruised," he recounted, stating that Border Police and Magen David Adom (MDA) forces were already at the scene by the time he arrived. 

To understand the sequence of events, he spoke with one of the Jews who were beaten; the victim told him that it had simply begun as a fight between motorists. 

An Arab truck driver tried to overtake an Israeli's vehicle, the victim said, and when the Arab driver was unable to cut him off, he approached the car and began beating the three Jews inside. 

Dozens of Arab laborers from a nearby workplace joined in, he added. 

Anywhere between 20-50 Arab workers allegedly surrounded the three Jews and began beating them indiscriminately - with their hands, with rocks, and with bricks. 

"They threw blocks on one of the guys while he was lying on the road," the bystander stated. 

Within minutes, police arrived; they had apparently been alerted to the sequence of events by another driver. The Arabs fled the scene before being able to be apprehended, in the direction of Qalandiya, an Arab village just west of the boundary line of Jerusalem in the direction of Ramallah.. 

"If it had happened a few hundred meters closer toward Qalandiya, they [the Jews] would not have come out of the attack alive," the worker told Arutz Sheva