Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Israeli court convicts Palestinian boy of two counts of attempted murder

The Israeli district court in Jerusalem convicted a 14-year-old Palestinian boy on Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack in an Israeli settlement in October.

Ahmad Salih Manasra was found guilty by the court of carrying out a stabbing attack on Oct. 12, 2015 in the illegal settlement of Pisgat Zeev in occupied East Jerusalem, injuring two Israelis ages 13 and 21. The sentence against Manasra has yet to be revealed.

Ahmad, who was 13 at the time of the attack, sustained serious wounds after an Israeli driver hit him with his car following the stabbing.

Video footage which went viral showed the Palestinian boy lying in pain on the ground after being hit by the car, while an Israeli bystander shouted repeatedly: "Die, you son of a whore!" and another tells the police officer to shoot him.

Manasra’s cousin, 15-year-old Hassan Manasra, was shot dead at the scene of the attack. His body has since been withheld by Israeli authorities, although a recent Israeli court ruling ordered that his body be returned to his family. more


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