Beaten Arab teen claims Haredim attacked him

Beaten Arab teen claims Haredim attacked him

15-year-old from Jerusalem says ultra-Orthodox gang chased him, knocked him off his bicycle, beat him about the head and chest

A 15-year-old Arab boy from Jerusalem was beaten on Monday night by what he described as a gang of Haredim, suffering moderate injuries to his head.

The teen, who was brought to Hadassah-University Hospital in Ein-Kerem for treatment, told his mother that he and a friends were riding their bicycles past Bar-Lev Street when several young men in the characteristic dress of the ultra-Orthodox began chasing them. While the boy’s friend succeeded in fleeing, he was caught by the attackers and beaten about the head and chest.

Police said they were investigating the incident.

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