Israeli police arrest teens that beat Palestinians

JERUSALEM - Israeli police have arrested a group of Israelis, mostly teenagers, for a series of attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem.

By (AP)

Published: Tue 21 Dec 2010, 8:53 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 6:46 AM

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Tuesday that police arrested 10 people for “beating up Arabs” in about a dozen incidents over the past few weeks. The attacks caused light injuries.

He said the “politically motivated” attacks targeted only Palestinians, and most of the perpetrators were teens.

He could not confirm Israeli media reports that the gang used the promise of sex with a 14-year-old girl to lure the Palestinians into secluded areas where the attacks occurred.

About 250,000 Palestinians live in Jerusalem. Israel has built Jewish neighborhoods around the Arab section, and some settlers live in the Arab sections, causing tension.

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