Two female teachers on their way to a shiva in Jerusalem were assaulted by haredi youths who pelted their car with stones and shattered one of its windows.
One assailant was identified by one of the teachers and was promptly arrested. Later, the two were attacked again when the tires on their car had been punctured.
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Police say the act was nationalistically motivated.
Rear window shattered (Photo: Gil Yohanan)
The two teachers from the Alumim school in Ramat Hasharon, one of them an Arab, had arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon to offer their condolences to the school's principal who had lost her mother.
"When we stepped out of the vehicle, they began pelting it with stones and throwing oranges at us," Revital Volkov said. She further added that the two were also subjected to spitting and cursing. "I was called a bitch and named names," Volkov recounted.
The teacher filed a complaint with the police and returned to the scene together with officers in an attempt to trace the assailants. One of them was identified and arrested and according to the police confessed to the act.
Volkov claims she was attacked again after leaving the principal's house. "I slowed down at the junction and two youths jumped on the car and cut my tires," he said. Police were then called to the scene again.
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