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June 19, 2018 1:27 pm

Palestinian Terrorist Sentenced to 22.5 Years in Prison for Yavne Supermarket Stabbing Attack

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A still image from footage of the August 2017 stabbing attack in Yavne. Photo: Screenshot.

The Palestinian terrorist who critically wounded an Israeli man in a stabbing attack at a supermarket in Yavne last summer was sentenced on Tuesday to a 22.5-year jail term.

Ismail Abu Aram — a 19-year-old from a village near Hebron — was convicted by the Lod District Court last month of attempted murder for his Aug. 2 assault on 42-year-old “Super Deal” employee Niv Nehemiah.

Abu Aram, who had entered Israel illegally, was arrested by police near the scene of the attack.

As he was recovering from his wounds, Nehemiah recounted, “I saw the terrorist around 15 minutes before the incident. He asked me where the bathroom was in the store. I remember everything, from the first stab and the whole struggle between us, until he fled and I fell to the floor to get help.”

Nehemiah was treated at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.

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