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4 Jews hit with terror charges, 3 of them with attempted murder over stabbing of Arab man in Jerusalem

Prosecutors file terrorism charges against four Jewish defendants accused of stabbing an Arab man in a Jerusalem market two weeks ago, causing him serious injuries.

The May 13 attack at the Mahane Yehuda market came in the midst of rioting between Arab and Jewish communities in the worst ethnic clashes the country had seen for years.

A gag order is placed on publishing the names of the defendants, who are between 21 and 30 years old.

Three of the defendants are charged with terror and attempted murder, while the fourth is charged with a terror act and deliberate causing of grievous bodily harm.

The victim, 25, was hospitalized after the attack. He has since been released from the hospital but is still undergoing rehabilitation.

According to the indictments, the four attacked the victim, a restaurant worker, as he was emptying out trash.

They allegedly sprayed him with pepper spray, beat him and one of them stabbed him in the back.

Prosecutors ask that the suspects remain in custody until the end of the legal proceedings.

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