Suspect questioned over light rail attack on Arab woman
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Suspect questioned over light rail attack on Arab woman

Victim tells authorities that her attackers spat on her and tore off her headscarf at Jerusalem light rail station

Hanna Amtir, the Palestinian victim of an attack by an Israeli woman at a Jerusalem light rail station, on February 28, 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Hanna Amtir, the Palestinian victim of an attack by an Israeli woman at a Jerusalem light rail station, on February 28, 2013. (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have questioned a 17-year-old Israeli girl from a West Bank Jewish settlement suspected of participating in a group attack on a Palestinian woman last week at a Jerusalem train station.

Jerusalem Police Chief Yossi Parienty told Israeli reporters Sunday that the Palestinian woman told police that Israeli women spit on her, attacked her and ripped off her headscarf. A bystander photographed the incident and the photos were publicized widely in Israeli media.

Relations between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem are tense. There have been similar attacks between the two groups on Jerusalem’s light rail.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the suspect is in police custody and police are looking for two other female suspects.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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