Assault case reopened after Honenu intervened

Updated: Aug 9

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Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher; Photo credit: Honenu

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:51 An assault case was reopened after Honenu requested the investigative material for the purpose of filing an appeal. Although policemen who were on the scene noticed the incident, and the site and the street leading to it are monitored by security cameras, the investigative case was closed because “evidence supporting the existence of a criminal offense has not been found.” The incident occurred outside of the Dung Gate in Jerusalem late at night. As two hareidi youths were waiting for a taxi, a car driven by Arabs approached them, shining its high beams in order to blind them. When the car reached them, one of the passengers sprayed them with a fetid yellow liquid while another recorded the humiliating incident on his cell phone. Then the driver turned sharply left towards the City of David and the assailants fled. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing the youths: “We are pleased that the police decided to thoroughly investigate the demeaning incident. It is not clear how such a humiliating antisemitic assault does not constitute a criminal act. An incident such as this must be investigated and the antisemitic assailants must be brought to justice.”

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