Israel Busts 3 Kids in Attack on Palestinian Taxi

Youths all aged 12, 13
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2012 11:41 AM CDT
Israel Busts 3 Kids in Attack on Palestinian Taxi
Israeli soldiers patrol inside the village of Safa near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Bat Ayin, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 after a protest.   (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Israeli authorities yesterday arrested three children, all just 12 to 13 years old, who are suspected of fire-bombing a Palestinian taxi on Aug. 16. A Palestinian family was inside, including two children, and the taxi burst into flames and then flipped. Six people were injured, two of them seriously, the BBC reports, noting that just hours after that incident, Israeli children were involved in another attack when a group of youths beat up and critically injured a Palestinian teen.

The three children arrested in the fire-bombing are from an Israeli settlement south of Jerusalem. They could be released today after being questioned. (More Israel stories.)

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