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3 Israeli teens arrested for spitting at Palestinian woman

March 10, 2013 11:11 A.M. (Updated: March 11, 2013 3:47 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Three Israeli teenagers were arrested on Saturday for spitting at a Palestinian women in Nazareth, Israeli police said.

The suspects, all aged 14, were detained on suspicion of spitting at a woman in her 60s and shouting racist slogans at her to leave the neighborhood, Israeli media reported.

The incident took place on Friday in Nazareth Illit.

The teenagers will reportedly be made to participate in anti-racism programs in schools, with police officers saying "we preferred the educational element to standard punitive action," Ynet reported.

Last Tuesday, three Israeli teenagers were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a Palestinian cleaner in Tel Aviv on Feb. 24.

The youths shouted racial slurs while attacking Hassan Ausruf, who was employed by the Tel Aviv municipality.

Last week, a group of Jewish women attacked a Palestinian woman while she was waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem and beat her severely.

The women shouted racist slogans during the attack, calling the victim an "Arab b**ch," and removing her Hijab.

An Israeli court decided to release the three suspects found guilty of the attack, and banned two from entering Jerusalem for 45 days and the third for 30 days.
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