Jewish teens arrested for killing Arab in Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four Jewish teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of an Arab man in Jerusalem.

Police announced Wednesday that they had completed their investigation into the Feb. 10 killing of Hussam Rawidi, 24, by razor blade. A friend of Rawidi’s escaped from the attackers and called police.

The Jewish suspects, ages 16 and 17, are accused of attacking the men in the city center. The youths reportedly had been drinking.

Two of the suspects were arrested at the scene, and 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. The teenagers are likely to be charged with manslaughter because it is believed the killing was not planned.

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