Photo Credit: Miriam Alster / Flash 90
Young Israelis enjoy a picnic at the Armon HaNatziv Promenade overlooking the city of Jerusalem. (archive)

Cleared for publication: Detectives at the Jerusalem District Police Central Unit have arrested seven suspects, all residents of Abu Tor, including three minors, in connecction with attacks on Jews in the area of the Armon HaNatziv promenade in East Talpiot.

Two couples and a Jewish youth who were walking in the area of the promenade were attacked in three separate incidents. Another Jewish youth who was jogging on the promenade itself was also attacked.

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In each case, there were a number of attackers, and the victims were seriously injured.

Jerusalem District Commander Nitzav Moshe (Chico) Edri assigned the investigation to the central unit, with parallel investigations taking place in the intelligence and undercover units as well.

“These were serious attacks against civilians who wanted nothing more than to be able to stroll outside and enjoy the air,” Edri said in a statement.

“The professionalism of the central unit and determination of the Jerusalem Special Operations forces and Border Guard Police led to the prompt arrest of the suspects,” he added, praising his investigators for a job well done.

“We will continue to operation in an uncompromising manner against any attempt to disturb the public safety and peace, and we will operate to bring all the perpetrators to justice.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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