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After altercation in Jerusalem, Jews detained, Arabs released

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 10:14 On the evening of Monday, July 6 an altercation broke out between a group of approximately six Jewish children 10-14 years of age and three Arab adults near Highway 1 and Shivtei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem. Policemen who arrived on the scene detained two Jewish youths, aged 13 and 14, and also two Arabs, aged 28 and 38. The police decided to release the Arabs and keep the Jews in remand. According to the Jewish youths a group of Arabs passed by them, they began to argue and an altercation developed, during which the Arabs beat the Jews with a stick, and cut one of their hands. One of the Arabs was also injured and evacuated to hospital. Honenu attorney Yitzhak Weiner arrived at the police station and handled the case. During the course of the night the police decided to release the Arabs from remand and bring only the Jewish youths, one of whom suffered a cut to his hand, to court. On the morning of Tuesday, July 7 the youth were brought to the Jerusalem Magistrate Court and represented by Honenu attorney David HaLevi. On Monday, July 6 a father and son detained on the previous Saturday on suspicion of assaulting an Arab who threatened Jews and broke into the family’s home after claiming that the son had thrown a rock at his car, were released. Monday’s altercation occurred near the site of the Saturday, July 4 incident.

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