Jewish Male Indicted In Attack Against An Arab In Jerusalem

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The Jerusalem prosecutor has filed an indictment in the Jerusalem District Court against 18-year-old Yechiel Weissenstern, from Modi’in Illit, for allegedly attacking an Arab male in a hate crime. The indictment was handed down on Sunday, 19 Elul.

According to the indictment, Weissenstern saw the victim with a Jewish female at Machane Yehuda and asked him what he is doing with a Jewish woman. According to the indictment, he then said, “you are out with Jewish women, we will [foul language] you today”. He then allegedly assaulted the victim while threatening him not to return to the shuk, also using a knife to threaten the victim.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)