August 28, 2012
Nine Jewish teens indicted in attack on Palestinians
Nine Jewish teens were indicted in the attack on three Palestinians in Jerusalem that left one of the victims seriously injured.
The teens were indicted Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court for the Aug. 16 incident, which police called a “lynch.”
One of the teens, Shimon Siman Tov, 19, was indicted as an adult and charged with incitement, a call to violence and racially motivated assault.
The minors, including two females, were indicted on similar charges. Police asked the court to hold all of the charged teens until the end of the proceedings, but one of the girls was released to house arrest.
Jamal Julani, 17, was beaten unconscious during the attack and revived by Israeli paramedics. He does not remember the incident.
The attack was condemned by Israeli leaders including the prime minister and the president, and by Arab and Jewish organizations in Israel and around the world.
Dozens of people, including a police officer, watched the assault in HaChatulot Square but did not intervene, according to reports. Some two dozen Jewish teens were involved in the attack, allegedly egged on by a female Jewish teen who said she had been sexually assaulted by an Arab, police said.
Meanwhile, Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar instructed junior and senior high school teachers to discuss the incident on Monday, the first day of school, according to The New York Times.