Suspects apprehended, but not located? – Update
Updated: Jan 25
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 14:29 In response to a letter from Honenu, the police decided to reopen an investigative case against Arabs who assaulted two Jewish brothers. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who is representing the victims, welcomed the reopening of the case: “We are pleased by the decision of the police to reopen the case, and we hope that the assailants will stand trial and be penalized. We must not tolerate antisemitic attacks in the capital city of Israel.”
The incident occurred in early September, as the brothers were returning from selichot prayers at the Western Wall. Arabs brutally assaulted them near the City of David and police who arrived on the scene detained four of the assailants. Several weeks later, to the shock of the brothers, they were informed that the case had been closed because “suspects of the crime have not yet been located”. The brothers, who had witnessed the detention, immediately demanded that the police reopen the case. Bleicher sent an urgent letter to the police, expressing shock at the reason for closing the case and demanding that, “the case be reopened immediately, and the assailants arrested and brought to trial.” For more details of the case, please see here.