East Jerusalem teens arrested for sexual assault of tourist

Six teenagers from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur were arrested Monday over the sexual assault of a 40-year-old Polish tourist over the weekend.

The six, all aged between 12 and 14, had posed for a photo with the tourist before one of them assaulted her, the Hebrew-language Ynet news site reported.

The incident took place on the path leading from A-Tur to the Gethesemene garden outside the Old City walls.

The tourist managed to flee the scene and reported the incident to the police.

The 14-year-old who allegedly carried out the attack was questioned by police and confessed to the assault.

He is slated to be remanded at the Jerusalem Magistrate s Court after the Sukkot holiday.

The remaining suspects were questioned and granted conditional release, Ynet reported.

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