Three Arabs attacked an 18-year-old Jew at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday evening.
The Arabs kicked the Jew and spit on him. They then fled the scene, but police caught up with them and arrested them.
The 18-year-old who was attacked did not require medical attention. Police said they believe that the attack was nationalistically motivated and that the Arabs attacked the Jew simply because he is Jewish.
Arabs attacking Jews and others in the capital has become an increasingly common phenomenon.
Late last month, a Jewish man was attacked by two Arabs on the Jerusalem Promenade.
The victim, a man in his early 20s, was jumped as he was walking along the promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in southern Jerusalem.
Both of the young Arab men who attacked the Jew fled when police arrived at the scene. The victim sustained mild injuries in the attack, and was able to make his way to a nearby hospital.
Firefighters in Jerusalem earlier this month fought at least five different fires, all of which officials said they believe were the result of the latest form of “arson terror” being perpetrated as part of the greater nationalist Arab terror movement.
In May, firefighters battled at least 13 blazes deliberately set by Arabs – including several incidents in which the firefighters were targeted in attacks by Arabs hurling rocks and bottles at them.