Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Jewish teen who stabbed an Arab youth in Jerusalem has been indicted for manslaughter

The Israeli State Prosecution filed an indictment against four Jewish teens who were responsible for the stabbing of an Arab youth in Jerusalem. The main suspect is indicted for manslaughter, while the other three teens are accused of assault under aggravated circumstances. According to the indictment, the four minors, ages 16-17, were in central Jerusalem when they heard two young men speaking in Arabic. The suspects then approached them and started attacking them with racial slurs, saying comments such as "death to Arabs." Then one of the suspects began attacking one of the Arab boys, stabbing him with a blade from his left ear, through his cheek and neck. The suspects continued to beat the Arab boy and his friend, punching them and kicking them to the ground while cursing them. The Arab boys then tried to escape, and the stabbed youth consequently collapsed and called the police for help. When the main suspect saw that the boy had collapsed, he fled the scene. Following the stabbing, the boy was evacuated to a hospital where he died of his wounds. The suspects then ran to a friend's house nearby to bandage the main suspect's hand, who was injured from the blade. Two other suspects then returned to the scene of the crime in order to get rid of evidence, where police found them.

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