Four Arrested For Racist Beating Of Arab Purse Salesman In Jerusalem
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A Jewish man and three Jewish teenage boys have been arrested for conspiracy to commit a racist crime and assault, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The man, 24-year-old Haim Gamliel of Jerusalem, allegedly used a false name to start racist groups on the smartphone messaging application WhatsApp.
He then issued orders to his WhatsApp followers to report to the group on "assimilation and Jewish girls in need of saving [from Arab men],” and called for physical attacks against Arabs.
The three teen boys and Gamliel were arrested after incitement Gamliel posted on his "Jews against assimilation" WhatsApp group led the boys to beat an Arab purse salesman in the haredi neighborhood of Mea Shearim.
But even though the beating took place in January and was caught on security camera video, Gamliel was not arrested until last week and the boys were not arrested until this week.
In January, Gamliel messaged his “Jews against assimilation" WhatsApp group and told his followers that there was an Arab working in a Jewish-owned purse store in Mea Shearim. He asked his local followers in the area go to there and “take care of" the Arab.
The three teens allegedly went to the store, beat up the Arab and fled.
Police claim the three boys confessed under interrogation after their arrests.
You can see the assault on video posted here.