Court Extends Remand of Two Men Suspected of Beating Arab Workers

Police suspect the two Kiryat Ata residents arrived at a job site Thursday and hurled racial epithets at Arab workers before physically attacking them.

A High Court in the Krayot area of northern Israel on Friday extended the remand of two Kiryat Ata residents arrested on Thursday on suspicion of attacking two Arab construction workers, aged 20 and 25.

Police suspect the two, aged 19 and 25, arrived Thursday afternoon at a construction site in the town's center where the victims worked. They launched insults of racist nature at them, cursed Prophet Mohammed and later physically attacked them and damaged their car. One victim received medical treatment.

Upon their arrest, the two suspects attacked police and caused damage to Zvulun police headquarters.