Nine Arabs arrested for attack on Haredim
You might recall that last week I posted a video of a group of Arabs attacking two Haredi Jews
outside Jerusalem's Old City during the snowstorm. Nine Arabs from 'east' Jerusalem have now been arrested in connection with that attack.
Police arrested nine Arabs from east Jerusalem over the past week in
connection with a snowball attack against two haredim during the
snowstorm a week and a half ago.
A group of approximately 100 Arabs, mostly teenagers, spent much of
the morning hanging out at Damascus Gate and pelting everyone who
entered or exited Damascus Gate - Jews, Arabs, and tourists alike - with
dozens of snowballs, despite pleas to stop from various parties. But
the innocent snowball fight got out of hand when two haredim tried to
leave Damascus Gate and were accosted by approximately twenty Arabs, who
threw snowballs at them from less than a meter away and tried to steal
one of their hats.
A video taken of the incident went viral on
Facebook with thousands of people expressing disgust. Police arrested
three Arabs last weekend and six Arabs from the Old City on Sunday
night, both minors and adults. The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended
the remand of three of the Arabs arrested last week for four days.
Unfortunately, I doubt they will get more than a slap on the wrist, if that.
Labels: Haredim, Jerusalem, Palestinian terrorism, snow