Terror victims outraged after Supreme Court reduces terrorist’s sentence

The victims of a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev in 2015 criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to reduce the sentence of one of the terrorists. “Israel has become a haven for terrorists,” claimed one of the victims.

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The two Israelis who were injured in a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev in 2015 were unpleased to hear about the Supreme Court’s decision to reduce the young terrorist’s sentence. “This is a disgrace,” said Shai Ben-Ezra, the father of Naor, who was 13 years old when he was seriously injured in the attack. Yosef Haim Twito, the second victim, also attacked the court’s decision: “The judges of the court gave a tailwind to terrorism.”

“If the prosecution would have demanded from the beginning 24 years, as we asked, then he would have received this punishment and even if the sentence was shortened, he would still sit in prison for a long time,” Ben-Ezra continued. “I don’t understand it. Naor still doesn’t know about it. He will rightfully take it hard.”

The scene of the attack Photo Credit: Magen David Adom/Channel 2 News

“What about the trauma I experienced?” Twito asked. “What about the damage that I will have to live with for the rest of my life? Israel has become a haven for terrorists and the court judges, unfortunately, don’t understand that easing the punishment given to terrorists is a ruling that gives a tailwind to terrorism.”

Earlier today, JOL News reported that the Israeli Supreme Court partially accepted the appeal filed by the young terrorist. 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.

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