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Teen indicted over torching of bus during Bnei Brak riot

An ultra-Orthodox teenager, 16, has been charged with torching a bus during violent riots in the central Israel city of Bnei Brak last month.

Ultra-Orthodox protesters set a bus on fire during a protest against the enforcement of the coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Bnei Brak, January 25, 2021. (Screen capture/ Twitter)

The teenager is also indicted on charges of throwing stones at passersby.

The teenager was allegedly part of a mob that pulled a driver from his bus and beat him, lightly injuring him before setting the vehicle on fire.

The vehicle was completely gutted before firefighters could reach the scene, with the flames burning through nearby electric cables and causing a blackout in parts of the ultra-Orthodox city located near Tel Aviv.

Several residents of nearby buildings were evacuated amid fears the bus could explode.

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