The Central District Court in Lod on Tuesday sentenced an Arab terrorist to 22 years in prison for attempted murder in a stabbing carried out in a supermarket in Yavneh last year.
Niv Nehemiah, a worker in the store, survived the attack despite suffering wounds in the chest, neck and head.
Nehemiah was stocking merchandise when Ismail Abu Aram, from the town of Yatta near Chevron, 19, attacked him with a knife that he snatched off a shelf. Nehemia fought off his assailant until help came.
According to the indictment, Abu Aram was motivated by a desire to commit “Jihad against the Jewish-Israeli occupation.”
Nehemiah expressed dissatisfaction with the court’s ruling.
He wanted the maximum sentence of 25 years, he said. “I expected more from the court. We will look at the court decision and respond accordingly,” Hadashot news reported.