Two Palestinians hospitalized after being severely beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem<quoted text>
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By DANIEL K. EISENBUD, JPOST.COM STAFF
LAST UPDATED: 07/28/2014 05:32
Investigators believe the attack was racially motivated and have launched a probe. No arrests have been made thus far.
Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Ein Kerem. Photo: Wikicommons
Two young Arabs were hospitalized Friday evening after being severely beaten in the Neveh Ya’acov neighborhood of Jerusalem, allegedly by a mob of Jewish youths.
According to police, the victims, Amir Shawiki and Ahmed Kasuani, both 20 and residents of east Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood, claimed to have been approached by two suspects asking for a cigarette, and were subsequently attacked by a dozen others.
Although an ambulance arrived at the scene, police said both men were taken to Hadassah University Medical Center, in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, by family in a private car.
“They were taken to the hospital, where police took their testimony, and they then asked to be transferred to Al-Makassed Hospital in east Jerusalem,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.