Three Arab teens arrested for attack on Jewish man
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Three Arab teens arrested for attack on Jewish man

East Jerusalem youths say they decided to carry out assault after Jews beat them up

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk toward Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 2010. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews walk toward Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 2010. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Police on Thursday arrested three Arab teenagers from East Jerusalem in connection with an attack on a Jewish man the previous evening.

The youths, all aged 16, stand accused of slightly injuring a 20-year-old ultra-Orthodox Jewish man as he walked through the Damascus Gate of the Old City on Wednesday night. The gate is the most direct route for pedestrians coming from some of Jerusalem’s major ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and making their way to the Western Wall.

The three admitted to the crime and said they had decided to attack the man because they had themselves been attacked in the past by Jews, Israel Radio reported.

The youths were scheduled to be arraigned at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

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