One of the suspects in court (archive)
Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg
Jamal Julani day after attack
Photo: Hassan Shaalan
Another plea bargain struck with Zion Square attack suspect
Minor confessed to racist aggravated assault of Arabs, causing severe injury to one of them in August 2012 attack in J'lem; further plea bargains expected

One of the teenagers involved in the August 2012 attack in Jerusalem's Zion Square confessed in the course of a plea bargain to aggravated assault of Arab youngsters out of a racist motive.


During the incident, Jamal Julani, an Arab youth, was severely injured when a group of Jewish youngsters assaulted him and other young Arabs in two central Jerusalem locations.


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On Sunday The Jerusalem District Court accepted the plea bargain signed with the minor, who also confessed to causing severe injury to Julani.


חלק מהמעורבים בפרשה בבית המשפט אחרי האירוע (צילום: בני דויטש)

Some of the suspects in court (Photo: Benny Deutsch)


Following the attack, indictments have been filed against eight suspects on charges of inciting to violence and racially-motivated aggravated assault.


Another indictment has been filed against a teenage girl who allegedly incited the group to violence.


אחת הנאשמות בבית המשפט (צילום: בני דויטש)

One of the suspects in court (Photo: Benny Deutsch)


The indictments deal with two incidents which occurred on the same night, the first of which was the assault of a number of unidentified Arabs in Hahatulot Square, the second being the Zion Square attack.


According to the new plea bargain, the inciting to racist violence charge was removed from the minor's indictment.


This is the sixth plea bargain signed with those involved in the affair, and further plea bargains are currently in process.


The first and the most lenient plea bargains, exposed by Ynet, changed the charges against two suspects from assault to incitement.


In the course of the other plea bargains, two other suspects confessed to aiding the aggravated assault and a third confessed to causing severe injury to Julani.


An additional plea bargain is expected to be signed soon with the teenage girl involved in the affair, who is charged with cursing Arabs and hitting Julani on the back of the neck. As part of the plea bargain, the girl will be charged with incitement to violence, aggravated assault and causing severe injury.



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פרסום ראשון: 05.19.13, 15:42