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2 Muslims arrested for attempting to kidnap 15-year-old Jewish girl in Jerusalem

By Mason White 4:22 PM July 9, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
Two Muslim men were arrested on charges of kidnapping after allegedly trying to kidnap a Jewish teen girl, Israel Police said.

The Jerusalem Police Department said that the two men were arrested on Tuesday, after they matched the description of the would-be kidnappers, who tried to lure the 15-year-old girl near the town of Abu Ghosh into their car.

The girl of a Jewish town near Abu Ghosh, told police that the two men offered her to get into their car. Fearing that she was about to be kidnapped, the girl escaped and immediately contacted the police.

Police rushed to set up roadblocks and finally arrested the two and near the Qalandiya checkpoint in East Jerusalem. The two men, both Muslims, were detained by police for questioning.

Police said on Monday that there has been an increase in kidnapping attempts in recent days, after the kidnapping and murder of teenager Mohammed Khadeir last week.

Jewish extremists were arrested after being accused of seeking to avenge the murder of three Israelis killed by terrorists in the West Bank.