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Jerusalem's Zion Square Photo: Avraham Bergman, News 24
Jerusalem's Zion Square Photo: Avraham Bergman, News 24

J'lem: Man injured in fight between Arabs, Jews

Arab man seriously wounded when brawl breaks out between Jews, Arabs in Jerusalem's Zion Square, he was taken to hospital with serious head injuries

Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Published: 08.17.12, 07:22 / Israel News

An 18-year-old Arab man was seriously wounded in a fight in Jerusalem's Zion Square between a group of Jews and a group of Arabs on Thursday night. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear.


Magen David Adom teams arrived at the scene where they carried out CPR on a man who was suffering from severe head injuries. Paramedics evacuated the young man to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Others who were involved in the fight have fled the scene, and police are scouring the area to find them.


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MDA paramedic Amir Edri said that "When we arrived at the scene we saw a 20 year old man lying on the floor. He was unconscious and paramedics began performing CPR. Passersby said that there was a brawl and that he was hit and collapsed."


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Site of the brawl (Photo: Avraham Bergman, News 24)


According to Edri "After 10 minutes of intense CPR that included electric shock he regained his pulse and was evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in serious but stable condition."


The paramedic added that many people gathered at the scene "but they let us do our job. No one was there with him (the injured man) and no one asked to come with him in the ambulance."


Meanwhile, another brawl broke out in the northern city of Tiberias in which two 21 year olds were injured. The two were attacked with hammers and cudgels and sustained head injuries. They were transferred to the Poria Hospital unconscious. Later they will be transferred to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.


Police noted that the reason for the fight was as yet, unclear yet apparently the two young men sought to take part in a party in one of the homes in the area. Police Northern District Spokesman Chief Superintendent Yehuda Maman said both the injured men were Tiberias residents.


Maor Buchnik contributed to the report




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