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2 Palestinians hospitalised after alleged beating by Israeli mob

Published on Jul 27, 2014 11:11 PM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - One of two Palestinians who claimed to have been savagely beaten by a Jewish mob in east Jerusalem was still in intensive care in an Israeli hospital on Sunday, two days after the alleged attack.

Relatives of Mr Amir Shweiki, 20, said on Sunday he was being treated at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital after being attacked along with Mr Samer Mahfouz, also 20, as they walked near the Jewish settlement neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov on Friday evening.

A spokesman for the hospital told AFP that one of the men was "in intensive care but conscious and doing well" while the other was in a surgical ward. She did not identify them by name on grounds of medical confidentiality.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that the men alleged they were attacked by Jewish Israelis. "They gave official testimony that they were attacked by a number of people," he said."We're taking their claims very seriously.

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