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2 teens accused of assaulting Arab strike plea
Two youths implicated in August assault on Arab teen in Jerusalem strike plea bargain; State agrees to drop aggravated assault charges to secure incitement conviction

Two teenagers indicted in the lynching of Jamal Julani will not face assault charges, Ynet learned Tuesday.

 

The two's lawyers were apparently able to strike a deal with the Jerusalem Prosecution, according to which they will be charges only with inciting violence.

 

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Julani sustained life-threatening injuries in a brawl between Jewish and Arab youths that took place in Jerusalem in August.

 

Eight of the teens involved were indicted for incitement and aggravated racist assault.

 

A teenaged girl was also indicted in the case, for inciting violence.

 

According to the plea bargain, presented on Tuesday to the Jerusalem District Court, the two defendants, who at the time were 14 and 16 years old, will be convicted of one count of inciting violence and one count of promoting racism.

 

In order to secure the conviction, the prosecution agreed to drop the aggravated assault charges brought against the two.

 

 

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