Jewish Attack Victims Detained in Jerusalem’s Old City


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mishTwo Jewish youths stayed over Shabbos Parshas Mishpatim in the Old City of Jerusalem with their yeshiva. The youths said that when they walked with their friends on Shabbos afternoon on Chaggai Street near the Kosel Plaza, Arabs attacked them with clubs and chairs.

The youths attempted to defend themselves and apparently one of them sprayed tear gas. Policemen who arrived on the scene detained two of the Jewish youths and two Arabs.

The youths were transported on Shabbos to the Kishleh Police Station in violation of Shabbos. Honenu attorney Rehavia Piltz arrived at the police station after Shabbos in order to provide the youths with legal counsel. At approximately 01:00 the youths were released, several hours after the Arabs assailants were released.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. honenu helped in the release of the jewish youth. shimon peres ordered the released of those arabs. he explained that the peace loving arabs were attacking the yeshiva students b/c those jews were war mongering and an obstacle to peace