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Jerusalem - Police: 5 Suspects Admit 'hatred Of Jews' Motivated J'lem Stoning Attack That Wounded Toddler

Published on: December 3, 2013 03:35 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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The car in which Avigail Ben Zion, 2, was injured by a stone near her home in Armon Hanatziv, Jerusalem, November 28, 2013. (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)The car in which Avigail Ben Zion, 2, was injured by a stone near her home in Armon Hanatziv, Jerusalem, November 28, 2013. (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Jerusalem - Police arrested five Arab youths from east Jerusalem suspected of carrying out the Thursday stoning attack that injured two-year-old Abigail Ben-Zion in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood, it was revealed Tuesday after a gag order was lifted.

According to police, the suspects, arrested on Monday, admitted to throwing stones at the vehicle carrying the toddler and reinacted the incident. The suspects told investigators that they were motivated by hatred of Jews, according to Israeli media reports.

The suspects were expected to have their remands extended at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday evening.

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Immediately after the stoning incident, police began searching the area for the attackers. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that stones were thrown at a number of vehicles in the area on the same night.

Police chief Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino praised Jerusalem Police investigators for locating the suspects: “Their professional work brought about the quick cracking of the case, the apprehension of the suspects and their being brought to stand trial.”

Danino said that “stone-throwing is an act of terror in every way, and the police treat it as such.”

Security forces have noted an increase in incidents dubbed “stone terror” in recent weeks. Last Tuesday a woman was lightly wounded from stones thrown at her vehicle near the Mount of Olives, and in the past two months several other similar incidents have been reported in the area, which did not cause injuries.

Last march, another toddler, Adele Biton was seriously wounded in a car accident caused by stones thrown at her family’s vehicle.

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 Dec 03, 2013 at 06:05 PM Liepa Says:

Throw the book at these vermin!

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 Dec 03, 2013 at 08:34 PM 5TResident Says:

Middah kineged Middah - they should have stones thrown at them so that they know how it feels.

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 Dec 03, 2013 at 11:02 PM Dr_Bert_Miller Says:

If you want a valuable perspective on these savage acts, consider for a moment what would happen in an Arab country if bands of non-Muslim minority youths were observed attacking Muslim vehicles. The resulting attacks against that minority community would be horrific. Maybe that is why such events do not take place.

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