Arab teens indicted in beating death


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Arab teenagers from eastern Jerusalem were arrested in the beating death of a 60-year-old Jewish American man.

The teens accused of the crime, ages 13 and 15, were indicted Tuesday on manslaughter charges in Jerusalem District Court. The victim, Lance Wolf, had died the previous day from his injuries.

Wolf was beaten with a stick on Aug. 18 in central Jerusalem. The U.S. Embassy did not release any further information on Wolf, citing privacy concerns.

The teens reportedly beat Wolf after he refused to give them a cigarette. At least one reportedly has admitted guilt. 

A surveillance camera captured the attack and its aftermath on film. The film shows Wolf lying bleeding on the sidewalk for 50 minutes as passers-by fail to call for help. Wolf reportedly has lived in Jerusalem for the past two years.

The teens were arrested Aug. 26 at their homes.

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