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Yiska Weiss - house arrest Photo: Gil Yohanan
Yiska Weiss - house arrest Photo: Gil Yohanan
 
Teenage suspect Photo: Gil Yohanan
Teenage suspect Photo: Gil Yohanan
 
 

Teenage girls indicted in Price Tag acts

Two underage girls arrested for torching Palestinian car in Hebron, writing abusive slogans in holding cell are indicted

Yair Altman
Published: 06.24.11, 12:05 / Israel News

Two underage teenage girls from Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh have been indicted for torching a Palestinian car in Hebron a few weeks ago, as part of Price Tag retaliation acts. The two were brought before the court on Friday and indicted for arson and conspiracy to commit a crime.

 

The defendants' lawyer David Halevi said that they "deny having any connection with the arson. They were released at an earlier stage in the proceedings."

 

 

Case History
4 girls arrested for Price Tag violence / Yair Altman
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According to the indictment, one of the girls arrived at a gas station in Kiryat Arba just over a month ago and asked the saleswoman to fill two bottles with petrol. A few hours later the two teens saw a Palestinian car parked near the Jewish settlement at Kiryat Arba, placed tires under the car, poured the petrol on and around them and torched the car.

 

In addition, after their arrest, the two used cigarette ashes to write abusive slogans on the walls of their holding cell, including "We will be back for vengeance" "Death to Arabs" and "Prisoners of Zion".

 

Last week, Yiska Weiss (20), and another underage settler suspected of taking part in the arson attack were remanded to house arrest. During the hearing police requested that the two remain in custody while their legal representative claimed that the charges were of a lighter nature and that it was not certain that an indictment would be submitted in their case.

 

 

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