Israel police question 3 women over Jerusalem assault
Published Monday 04/03/2013 (updated) 05/03/2013 21:59
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police have questioned three women in relation to an assault in Jerusalem last week on a Palestinian women.
Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told Ma'an that one female from a West Bank settlement was questioned Sunday evening in relation to the incident, while two women turned themselves into police on Monday.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the assault in Jerusalem, Rosenfeld added.
Last Monday, a group of Jewish women attacked a Palestinian woman while she was waiting at a light rail station in Jerusalem and beat her severely, Israeli media reported.
The victim of the assault, identified as Hana Amtir, told Israel's Channel 2 television on Sunday that four women had approached her and asked if she was Arab.
After telling them she was, they spat on her and one of them started to shout "Arab, Arab," Haaretz reported.
"At that stage they pushed me onto a sign that was there, they began hitting me with their fists and kicked me in the stomach and in the back. They are animals," she said.