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June 1, 2016 10:02 am

Israeli Arab Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Car-Ramming, Stabbing Attacks; Forced to Pay Victims Compensation

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The site of a car-ramming attack in Israel. Alaa Ziad, who carried out a ramming and stabbing attack in October, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Photo: Yeshiva World News.

The site of a car-ramming attack in Israel. Alaa Ziad, who carried out a ramming and stabbing attack in October, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Photo: Yeshiva World News.

Alaa Ziad, who carried out a ramming and stabbing attack on route 65 near Kibbutz Gan Shmuel in October, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday morning. Ziad will also have to compensate his victims between NIS 40,000-150,000.

Ziad ran over Orel Azuri and another soldier at a bus stop near the Gan Shmuel Interchange in his attack. A civilian who was in the area observed the incident and proceeded to subdue the terrorist with his bare hands. During his hearing, Ziad claimed that he did not carry out a terror attack but rather lost control of his car: “I did nothing. They want to turn me into a terrorist. I don’t know what they want from me. I am not a terrorist.”

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