Israeli Supreme Court reduces young terrorist’s sentence to 9.5 years

The Israeli Supreme Court has decided to reduce the sentence of the terrorist who seriously injured a young Haredi boy in Pisgat Ze’ev about two years ago. The terrorist was 13 years old at the time of the attack.
The young terrorist Photo Credit: Yaron Avraham/Channel 2 News

The Israeli Supreme Court partially accepted the appeal filed by the juvenile terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev in 2015. The judges ruled that his sentence will be reduced from 12 years to 9.5 but that the amount of compensation that he was ordered to pay to the victims would remain the same. Therefore, the terrorist, who was 13 years old at the time of the attack, will need to pay 100,000 NIS to the boy he stabbed and 80,000 NIS to the second victim.

“The punishment should express society’s aversion to these acts, whose purpose is to take the lives of people,” the judges stated during the sentencing hearing. “Being a minor does not mean immunity from punishment.”

The young terrorist stabbed a 13-year-old Haredi boy along with his cousin. The Israeli victim was seriously injured in the attack. The defendant’s cousin was eliminated at the scene by police officers while the defendant was injured and treated at an Israeli hospital.



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