The Israeli army radio reported on Monday that eight Israeli youth from Jerusalem were arrested for stabbing and attacking two Arab residents of Israel, residents of Shu’fat refugee camp in the city.The radio said that the attack took place as Israel was celebrating its memorial day, a special day for “remembering fallen soldiers”.

The incident took place as the two Arab residents were near the entrance of a shopping mall ins Pisgat Ze’ev.

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that one of the victims suffered moderate wounds while his friend did not need medical intervention.

The Army radio reported that the assailants said during a police probe that they carried their attack in order to “rid Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood of Arabs”.