JERUSALEM — Jerusalem police arrested two 15-year-old girls on Monday, bringing to seven the number of Jewish teenagers arrested in connection with a brutal hate attack on young Palestinians last week.
“Two 15-year-old girls were arrested today, in addition to the five youngsters already arrested,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.
“One of the girls incited the teenagers to attack the young Arabs by saying that she had been attacked by Arabs in the past.”
The Israeli government has expressed condemnation of the attack, which took place in Jerusalem’s central Zion Square, a busy late-night meeting place in the heart of the city’s bar and entertainment district.
Press reports said there were hundreds of onlookers who failed to intervene.
The assault in the early hours of Friday targeted four cousins from Israeli-annexed Arab east Jerusalem. Jamal Julani, 17, remained in a serious condition in hospital on Monday, the police spokeswoman said.
“We were walking and suddenly maybe 50 Jews came toward us shouting ‘Arabs, Arabs,'” one of the cousins, Mohammed Mujahad, who was only slightly injured, told the Haaretz newspaper.
“Jamal tried to run but (the attacker) hit him in the chest and he fell, with his head on the ground,” another cousin, Nuaman Julani told the paper.
Several of the suspects appeared before a Jerusalem court on Monday, hiding their faces from the cameras of waiting press photographers with their clothes, an AFP correspondent reported.
Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report
On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.
"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."
Republican freaks out after Democrat quotes Trump’s racist statement on the floor of Congress
Chaos continued on the floor of the House of Representatives during the debate on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four young women of color.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) rose to support the resolution, listing multiple instances of racism from the commander-in-chief.
As part of the list, Swalwell noted Trump's attacks on "sh*thole countries."
After he swore on the floor by quoting the president, Republicans freaked out.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) complained and got in a back-and-forth with Swalwell.
Collins sought to have Swalwell's words stricken from the Congressional Record, which would have banned him from speaking for the rest of the day.
‘He’s ignorant — not stupid’: NYT columnist says Trump is trying to ‘bait’ Democrats because he wants to run against AOC
President Donald Trump is not going to get the 2020 opponent he wants, so he's going to pretend that his actual opposition is being led by the four young women in Congress known as The Squad, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote on Tuesday.
Trump has spent the last few days with racist attacks on the four first-term members, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).