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Teens attack elderly man who 'provoked' them

Police arrest two 15 year olds who punched 80-year-old man in Petach Tikva park because he urged them to be careful while doing somersaults. Son: They have no conscience

The police have arrested two 15 year-old boys on Tuesday suspected of attacking an 80-year-old man in Petah Tikva two weeks ago.


"It was a cruel attack," the man's son said. "These teens have no conscience. My father merely told them they were endangering themselves and may get hurt."


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During their interrogation the teenagers admitted to attacking the elderly man, claiming he had "provoked" them.


The attack took place in a public park located on Friedman Street in Petah Tikva. The elderly man noticed the teens doing somersaults on a tarpaulin stretched above the playground and warned them that they could get hurt.


"They could have fallen off the tarp," the man's son said, "It could have ended in disaster. They punched my father in the face a number of times. As a result, he fell and lost consciousness, but they continued to kick him."


The teens fled the scene only when a woman passed by the park and yelled at them. Magen David Adom paramedics treated the man at the scene and evacuated him to the Rabin Medical Center.


The man sustained numerous bruises, as well as a hip fracture. He underwent surgery and was released from the hospital two weeks later.


"Dad is not back to his old self yet. He is still suffering and is in shock," the son said.


"Perhaps severe punishments in this case will serve as a deterrent so that similar attacks do not take place in the future."



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פרסום ראשון: 03.19.13, 19:53
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