Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Cloudy    27 / 22 ℃  City Forecast

English>>World

U.S. slams "senseless" violence against Palestinian youth

(Xinhua)

10:23, August 23, 2012

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday slammed the "senseless" violence committed against a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem on Friday.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms the senseless act of hate and violence," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland in a written statement.

Wishing the victim, a 17-year-old Arab named Jamal Julani, a speedy recovery, Nuland said that the "discriminatory" acts of violence "undermine and discredit" peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians.

In the attack on early Friday morning, dozens of Jewish teens allegedly set upon three young Arab passersby, including Julani, in Jerusalem's central Zion Square.

According to eyewitnesses, one of whom called the attack a " full-blown lynch," the attackers beat the Arabs while shouting racial slurs, and kept on beating Julani until he blacked out from his wounds.

Jerusalem police have so far arrested at least eight underage Israelis who were suspected of taking part in the brutal beating on Friday.

"We welcome Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu's unequivocal condemnation of racism and violence and his call for a full police investigation," said Nuland, noting that the perpetrators "must be held to account."

More special coverages

More special coverages

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:朱蕤、姚春)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. APF forest detachment conducts military training

  2. Hey guys! Where should we put all these bikes?

  3. More new grads opt for State firms

  4. Dancing competition held in E. China

  5. 24 Of The Hottest Body Paint

  6. How to marry a billionaire

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. The not so curious case of single women
  2. Editorial: Solution to trade war
  3. 'Made in SE Asia' doesn't doom China
  4. Once warm Sino-Soviet relationship can be revived
  5. Editorial:Corporate competitiveness
  6. WTO membership win-win step for Russia, world
  7. More representative delegates
  8. Do ratings agencies buoy Italy's optimism?
  9. Right move in VAT direction

What's happening in China

Desperate bid to save Yangtze river pig

  1. Mengniu manager accused of fraudulent labeling
  2. Panda Bao Bao dies in Berlin Zoo at 34
  3. 20 stand trial in China in "gutter oil" case
  4. Lawyers want to track transport card deposits
  5. Two typhoons to hit coastal areas

China Features

  1. Classic routes for domestic self-driving tours
  2. Billionaires' marriage-seeking attracts women
  3. Top three nourishing foods in autumn
  4. Experts divided on yuan's future
  5. Unforgettable records of London Olympic Games

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai