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Teens arrested in Jew-on-Arab violence

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A total of seven teenagers were arrested in two instances of Jew-on-Arab violence.

Four Jewish teens were arrested in Tiberias on Monday for their alleged role in an attack on an Arab street cleaner in Tel Aviv. The worker, who was cleaning the city’s popular seaside promenade when the incident occurred, said he was attacked early on the morning of Feb. 24 by a group of more than 20 Jewish teens who beat and kicked him while shouting racist epithets.

Also Monday, three Jewish teenage girls were arrested for allegedly attacking a pregnant Arab woman wearing a traditional hijab on Feb. 25 after they exited from the Jerusalem Light Rail. The attack was caught by a security camera.

The three girls were barred from entering Jerusalem; they say they were acting in self-defense.

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