Court charges Palestinian man with attempted murder 8 months after terror attack

Ismail Abu Aram, 19, was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of Niv Nehemiah in an August stabbing attack at a Yavne supermarket.

The moments of the stabbing attack in August

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An Israeli court on Sunday charged 19-year-old Ismail Abu Aram with the attempted murder of an Israeli man in an August 2017 stabbing attack.

The terrorist confirmed the details of the indictment after it was read to him in court. The Israeli prosecution is expected to request a 25-year jail sentence during a hearing on May 14.

Attorney Yosef Ezra, who represents the victim, said, "We expect the court to give (the terrorist) the maximum punishment of 25 years." He added that he has been promoting a tougher maximum punishment of 40 years for terrorists who try to kill civilians.

Abu Aram entered a supermarket in Yavne eight months ago and stabbed Niv Nehemiah, an employee, with a knife he took from one of the shelves.

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