World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli police have arrested six Jewish youths and accused them of attacking an Arab man, police said Monday.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the six were residents of Jerusalem.
She added that the assaulted Arab was a Druze man from northern Israel, noting that the attack had taken place at a small commercial shop in the town of Daliyat al-Karmel on Jan. 23.
Samri described the assaulted man's injuries as "mild," saying he had been admitted to hospital for treatment.
The Arab man said he had been attacked by a group of Jewish extremists, apparently because he spoke Arabic, according to Samri.
In recent months, there has been a spate of tit-for-tat attacks between Jewish and Arab residents of Israel, fueled largely by Israeli violations against East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque.