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East Jerusalem youths suspected of stone hurling Photo: Eli Mandelbaum
East Jerusalem youths suspected of stone hurling Photo: Eli Mandelbaum
 
 

Stone-hurling suspects: Motivated by 'Jew-hatred'

Remand of five suspects in stone throwing that injured two-year-old extended. Four admit in questioning crime was motivated by 'Jew hatred'

Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Published: 12.03.13, 17:17 / Israel News

It was cleared for publication on Tuesday that five teens were arrested in connection to a stone hurling incident in which a 2-year-old girl was injured. Four of the suspects said they have committed the crime because of "Jew-hatred."

 

The suspects, all residents of the east Jerusalem village of Sur Baher, aged 14 to 17, admitted responsiblity for the incident.

 

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The suspects' remands were extended pending trial, while police are still searching for additional suspects.

 

Suspects in court (Photo: Eli Mandelbaum)
Suspects in court (Photo: Eli Mandelbaum)
 

 

Four residents of the village were arrested on Thursday, several hours after the incident, but were released following questioning. The five suspects who eventually admitted to the allegations were arrested later.

 

During questioning, the suspects said that on the day of the incident, they – a group of seven friends – met with the purpose of hurling stones at passing cars. They stood behind a fence near the road in two separate groups.

 

After hitting the car in which the Ben Tzion family was traveling, one of the groups, comprising three of the suspects, fled the scene.

 

The second group then continued to hurl stones and hit a taxi with four Palestinians. The taxi passengers started to chase them and they ran back to their village.

 

 

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