JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four Jewish teenagers were indicted in the fatal stabbing of an Arab man in Jerusalem.
The Jewish suspects, ages 16 and 17, are accused of attacking two Arab men in the city center on Feb. 10. The youths reportedly had been drinking.
Hussam Hasan, 24, was killed after being stabbed multiple times with a razor blade. A friend of Rawidi’s escaped from the attackers and called police.
The teen who allegedly stabbed Hasan will be tried for manslaughter. The other three are charged with obstruction of justice and aggravated battery. The indictments were handed down Sunday by the Jerusalem District Court.
Two of the suspects were arrested at the scene; another was arrested several days later. The accused killer turned himself in to police three days ago at a West Bank checkpoint.
The reason for the attack is suspected to be nationalistic, Haaretz reported. It is believed the killing was not planned.