Terrorist Stabber Gets 16 Years in Prison

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli security forces search for a terrorist at the scene of a stabbing attack. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Israeli security forces search for a terrorist at the scene of a stabbing attack. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An Arab terrorist stabber who attacked a chareidi youth last May was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday by a Yerushalayim court. The sentence came as part of a plea bargain. In addition to the sentence, the terrorist will pay NIS 80,000 in damages.

The incident occurred on Hanevi’im Street in Yerushalayim, when the terrorist attacked the victim as he was walking near a gas station. The victim, who was together with his wife and small children, attempted to fight off the terrorists, but sustained moderate injuries in the struggle. The terrorist was neutralized by police, who rushed to the scene after hearing that there was a scuffle. The incident occurred at the edge of the Musrara neighborhood, not far from the Damascus Gate in the Old City.

Also Wednesday, security forces arrested two Arab teenagers who were caught setting fires in Yerushalayim. The two were observed setting the fires in a field next to the Atarot industrial zone. The two, residents of a nearby Arab neighborhood, were being questioned by police.