Israel Police arrests Arab youths for allegedly assaulting family in Jerusalem (HAŽARETZ NEWS) By Oz Rosenberg 04/29/12)
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Five Arab residents of the mixed Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor
were arrested on Saturday, over suspicions they were linked to an
attack three members of a Jewish family in the capital´s Gai Ben-
Hinnom area on Independence Day.
Two other Arab youths were arrested during the police operation for
allegedly attacking police officers.
On Thursday, three brothers were evacuated to Jerusalem´s Hadassah
University Hospital, Ein Karem with light wounds after they said they
were attacked by Arab youths.
"We were 11 there, my family and my sister´s family, in the Gai Ben-
Hinnom park for a cookout ," Yehuda Shocken, 25, one of the brothers
told Haaretz, saying that "around 6 P.M. a group of six or seven Arab
youths sat next to us."
"My brother started talking to them, and at first they answered
politely. But then, out of nowhere, they started cursing at my
brother, and advancing toward us in a threatening way," Shukrun said.
According to Shukrun, the Arab youths then drew metal chains and
pointed sticks which they had hidden under their cloths, and attacked
"My two brothers and I stood between them and the family. One of them
hit his chain on my little brother´s head, he needed stitches,"
Shukrun said, adding that another brother "was hit in the neck and
another in his arm."
Shukrun said that during the attack another assailant arrived on
horseback to assist his friends.
The suspected were remanded by a Jerusalem magistrate´s court. (©
Copyright 2012 Ha´aretz 04/29/12)
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