Six Arab youths from the A-Tur neighborhood in Yerushalayim were charged Thursday with hurling rocks and firebombs at homes belonging to Jews in the area. The teens, ages 14-16, are accused of attempted arson and attempting to assault police officers and civilians.
According to the indictments, filed Thursday by the Jerusalem District State Attorney’s Office, between June 2014 and April 2015, the suspects habitually hurled rocks and firebombs into a number of Jewish-owned homes and facilities in A-Tur.
Two of the suspects allegedly targeted the Beit Orot compound, which houses a yeshiva, an events hall, mobile homes, and permanent homes. They also allegedly targeted pedestrians and drivers whom they deemed to be Jewish. The indictment said that the motive for their attacks was nationalistic.