Man arrested for pouring acid on 16-year-old's face
Hassan Shaalan
Published: 19.02.13, 14:48
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1. Is he Arab?
Gabor ,   Budapest, Hungary   (02.19.13)
2. Pray for her!
Jew1 ,   Ashdod   (02.19.13)
The man should be severely punished and must give section of his property to this girl. I hope doctors mangage to save her.
3. The attacker should be held responsible for her upkeep
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (02.19.13)
for the rest of her life, which he has tried to ruin. If the member of his family who the girl refused, is involved , he should be limited to who he marries.
4. To: Gabor at No. 1
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
Of course. I assure you that very few Jewish girls are betrothed against their will at the age of sixteen in Nazareth.
5. # 1 Yes!!
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (02.19.13)
6. Throw away the key
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (02.19.13)
If they prove who did this he should be given a life sentence. This sort of attack on girls happens in Pakistan and India. Israeli courts must send a clear message that it's not going to happen in Israel.
7. The police must punish him????
Mark ,   London, UK   (02.19.13)
What's that about, surely it is the courts that decide on punishment after establishing the facts and any mitigating circumstances. The police sort out the evidence and secure the accused to face trial. Is it different in Israel?
8. #3 Jrebecca
I completely agree. Tertiary education included - for as long as she wants. When men get away with this type of atrocity, they should be made a spectacle of, in order to discourage others. Often the wallet shouts louder than the law courts.
9. This Is One Sick Individual
emanon ,   USA   (02.19.13)
My sympathies to the girl and her family. The individual that did this is really sick and I don't think there is a cure.
10. to number 1
rut ,   tel aviv   (02.19.13)
what does it matter? Is that helping the poor girl?
11. to no. 10 ( is he an Arab?)
Tomi ,   Hungary   (02.19.13)
Of course it matters! It does not help the victim,it is true. However it may help to anyone who might have the slightest idea that this disgraceful act might ever be commited in a Jewish family. So please, let us not play the role of the over-liberal Jew,who does not care about the background of the criminals,but just only about the victims... A clear picture even may help a Jewish girl in the future to refrain from rash acts.
12. To #11
Nicola   (02.19.13)
Maybe you don't remember the story of of a grandpa that got married to his son's wife and thru their girl into a river!! Sick ppl are everywhere.
13. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
No, but it does help people understand exactly what Arab "culture" is all about. On the bright side -- she could have suffered a far worse fate if her family decided that her refusal to be betrothed to someone that she did not want for a husband represented an insult to the family's so-called "honor." Is it really necessary to explain to you what that would engender?
14. # 10 One regrets ANY such case. Yet, this is a symptom of
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (02.19.13)
social/anthropological make up of the Arab community, and especially Muslim-Arabs as opposed to Christian-Arabs or Druse-Arabs; a community and a civilization with which we share our homeland and one that surrounds Israel on three of its four directions. And, in order to continue to live in this neighborhood we need to know the nature of the people who surround us, their history and their culture, one that more easily allow for "honor killings", forced marriage and punishment of the woman if she attempts to show any degree of sovereignty over her person body and life.
15. A possible solution
David M ,   New England   (02.19.13)
Any male that does this to a woman should have his manhood removed. All of it.
16. #11, Tomi
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (02.19.13)
FYI Please read: "'Modesty patrol' suspected of spilling acid on teenage girl",7340,L-3552461,00.html These are all Jews involved. Being Jewish does not mean that a person cannot be vicious and/or evil.
17. Probably Hasidic
Mike   (02.19.13),7340,L-3552461,00.html
18. What is this man?
el gato ,   usa   (02.19.13)
Why doesn't the story point out that this beast is a Muslim? They are the animals who treat women like trash!
19. #4 - still happens
Mike   (02.19.13)
"A 13-year-old girl from the ultra-Orthodox town of Modi'in Ilit was married to a 16-year-old this week, after religious activists in the town told the girls' parents it would be penance for her romantic involvement with the boy"
20. Before reading details,how did i know
J.K. ,   Brooklyn USA   (02.19.13)
that the monster is an arab ?.
21. At a minimum ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
.... this young lady will be horribly disfigured and may be facing multiple rounds of plastic surgery. She may lose her sight. Evidently she ingested some acid, which will have lasting -- and damaging -- effects on her respiratory and digestive systems. All because she refused to be betrothed to a member of some man's family. The apple rarely falls far from the tree. I can understand why she might not have been interested. It really is not a good idea to marry your cousin, anyway. But how can you do something like this to a relative?
22. To: No. 19
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
Thirteen years old? Isn't that a violation of Israeli law? Someone had better start cracking down on those primitive Chassidim. If they're Neturei Karta or Satmer, they aren't Jewish, anyway. Boot them out of the country.
23. So much Arab hating
Daoud ,   Ramallah, Palestine   (02.19.13)
Ironically most Jews here are calling Arabs barbaric yet a Jew in Jerusalem just recently did the exact same thing. Someone here said that Arab Muslims do this as opposed to Arab Christians or Druze. No, it goes like this! Arab Druze, for their population size, DEFINITELY do the most of these killings. Christians don't do many because we are more educated and urban. It happens sometimes with Christians in small villages, but not often, Its mostly badawiyyin Muslims in small villages. Anway, let the man rot in jail. Yes, he was Arab and Nazareth is 100% Arab, 60% Muslim and 40% Christian.
24. Where the hell are Arabs getting so much acid?
William ,   Israel   (02.19.13)
There's acid attacks happening with alarming frequency. Where the hell are they getting acid from?? Is acid so available that anyone can purchase it and attack another individual? That's the real question here.
25. Let me tell you all a little about this dirty habit!
Alan ,   SA   (02.19.13)
I was listening to the BBC World Service a few weeks ago.They interviewed a UK Plastic and reconstructive surgeon-a Moslem guy (? a Dr Mohammed) He said before about 2008 he never heard of this type of crime .At that time some Muslim guy threw acid in the face of some unfortunate lady who spurned his advances!He operated on her and has become somewhat of an expert in this field .... He said it is increasing in incidence. I also saw an article about a Black Lady in UK who had her whole face disfigured in an acid attack by SOMEONE DRESSED IN A BURKA in London a few days ago. So its right to treat this crime with SEVERE penalties.Its definately a Middle East/Indian subcontinent innovation
26. To: William at No. 24
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
We don't know the type of acid used. Hydrochloric and sulfuric acids have many commercial uses, but are probably not easy to obtain unless you have a license to purchase them. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say it was probably battery acid. Anyone who has a car can easily obtain that.
27. To: Daoud at No. 23
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.19.13)
It's not "Arab hating;" it is hatred of the practice of bullying girls into marriages they do not want -- and that crosses all ethnic and religious divides -- and disfiguring them, or even killing them, if they refuse. The penalties against such assaults must be swift and harsh. Perhaps then, someone will think twice before hurling acid in anyone's face.
28. hassidic jews are JUST as guilty
iDub ,   Brooklyn NY   (02.19.13)
i'm a victim of the exact same thing done by a hasidic jew!
29. Lets ask those who know...
"Acid violence is a worldwide phenomenon that is not restricted to a particular race, religion or geographical location. It occurs in many countries in South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the West Indies and the Middle East, and there is anecdotal evidence of attacks in other regions"
30. Plz JAIL the PIG in SOLITARY 4 ever and throw his corps 2
Big Mouth ,   On the face   (02.19.13)
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