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February 4, 2016 10:04 am

Life Sentence for Jewish Teen Who Murdered Palestinian Youth; Lengthy Incarceration for 2nd Defendant

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A prison cell. Two Jewish teenagers are being jailed, one for life and the other for 21 years, over a revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A prison cell. Two Jewish teenagers are being jailed, one for life and the other for 21 years, over a revenge murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Two out of the three Jewish teenagers convicted of the burning 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir to death in July 2014 received prison sentences on Thursday in a Jerusalem court.

One of the murderers, 17, was given a life sentence. A second murderer, 16, was sentenced to 21 years in prison. The third convicted teenager is attempting to plead insanity and has not yet been sentenced. The names of all three Jewish teenagers remain under gag order.

Abu Khdeir, an Arab boy from Shuafat in eastern Jerusalem, was kidnapped and burned to death while waiting to enter a mosque, an attack carried out in retaliation for Hamas terrorists’ kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers in Gush Etzion in June 2014.

In addition to the prison sentences, the Jewish minor who received a life sentence was ordered to pay NIS 30,000 (about $7,700) to the family of Abu Khdeir and NIS 5,000 (about $1,300) to the family of another Arab teenager who the group had attempted to kidnap. The other sentenced murderer was also ordered to pay NIS 30,000 to the family of Abu Khdeir.

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  • yolanda zavala

    The crime that these three committed was heinous but, done out of frustration from a government that allows treatment of an enemy combatant better treatment than those they claim to protect. Allow equal justice for friend or foe. Justice must be equal under the law, and she (the Law) must be blind as to those whom fall under her jurisdiction. Just because who they are and do or assumed to “know better” does not make them more culpable but equally culpable.

  • ToDanShaprio

    I hope you are reading this, Ambassador. Looks like “Jewish extremists” get the proper justice.

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