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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Four 'Palestinian' teens arrested for fatal Rosh HaShanna rock attack

Four 'Palestinians' have been arrested for carrying out a rock attack on the first night of Rosh HaShanna in which a 64-year old man was murdered and his two daughters seriously wounded.
An investigation determined the rock was thrown by youths from the neighboring Arab village of Sur Bahir. In a joint statement with the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), police said on Saturday that the four suspects from the neighborhood confessed to carrying out the deadly attack shortly after their arrests.

“During interrogation by the Shin Bet, the four admitted that they planned to carry out terrorist acts, especially on Rosh Hashanah, and positioned themselves so that they could throw stones at passing Israeli vehicles,” police said.

The four suspects, police added, are between the ages of 16-19, and have Israeli residential status. Three of the four suspects have been identified as Mohammed Abu Salah, born in 1997; Fares Mostafa Walid Atrash, born in 1997; Mahmoud Abed Rabbo Doiat, born in 1996. The identity of the fourth suspect was barred from publication due to his age, police said.

Doiat, who confessed to throwing the large rock that killed Levlovitz, said he wore a Hamas flag which he received earlier in the month at a “Al-Aksa Is in Danger” demonstration condemning the Ministry of Defense’s ban of two radical Muslim groups from the Temple Mount. The rally was organized by Hamas and the Islamic Movement, according to security forces.

Levlovitz was critically wounded after striking a tree upon losing control of the car. His two daughters were also seriously wounded.

Police said that after observing the crash, the four suspects fled the scene, and subsequently met again to coordinate their alibis if arrested. Despite their arrests, police said that the investigation into the attack is ongoing, and that the Jerusalem District Attorney will file formal charges against the four upon reviewing the evidence against them.
This was the attack in which the New York Times' Diaa Hadid reported that rocks pelted the road and Levlovitz just happened to be there. 
A Jewish man died early Monday morning after attackers pelted the road he was driving on with rocks as he was returning home from a dinner celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the Israeli authorities said.
Can't wait to see how the Slimes reports the arrests.

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