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Posts Tagged ‘attempted murder’

Teenage Stabber Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Monday, November 7th, 2016

by Ilana Messika The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced a 14-year-old Jerusalemite to 12 years in prison for the October 2015 stabbing of an Israeli boy.

Ahmed Manasra was 13 when he and his 15-year-old cousin Hasan stabbed and critically wounded 13-year-old Naor Shalev, who was riding his bicycle in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of the capital, as well as another 21-year-old Israeli.

Shalev recovered and celebrated his Bar Mitzva two months later. Hasan Manasra was killed by police during the attack.

The attack made international headlines when Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “executing” Manasra “in cold blood,” while he was in fact alive and being treated for serious wounds at an Israeli hospital. After photos emerged of the boy recovering at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blasted Abbas for “incitement.”

Over the month following Mansara’s attack, three more stabbing attacks occurred in Israel, including another one in Pisgat Ze’ev committed by two youths from the Palestinian Authority, ages 12 and 13, who stabbed a security guard on a Light Rail train.

Following the wave of attacks, Likud MK Anat Berko tabled a bill to revise sentencing guidelines to allow minors to be jailed beginning at age 12 for “nationalistically-motivated” crimes. For other crimes, the minimum age for a jail sentence remains 14.

The bill, dubbed the “Youth Bill”, was ratified by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation and passed its second and third readings in August, with backing from Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked.

“Youths, such as Ahmed Manasra, who engage in terror and seek the death of Jewish civilians will not be shown mercy by the law,” Shaked said at the time.

The move towards extended prison terms for minors is not limited to Israel. In the United States, many individual states sentence children as young as 13 to prison terms, including without the possibility of parole.

In addition, according to the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based NGO committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, 365 children were executed in the United States before the Supreme Court declared death by execution to be unconstitutional for juveniles.

Other countries have also moved in recent years to sentence minors convicted of terror offenses. In Australia, 14-year-old youths charged with terror crimes can now be tried as adults. And in October 2015, a British 15-year-old was sentenced to life in prison for planning an attack in Australia.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Female Arab Stabber Dreamed ‘Allah Told Me To Do It’

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

A 22-year-old female terrorist from Kafr Qasem who was indicted in Lod Central District Court on Sunday told her interrogators she was “inspired by a dream” to murder Jews as part of her increased religious observance of Islam.

She was charged on Sunday with attempted murder.

Shatila Abu Iyad stabbed an Israeli woman in her 30s on April 3 before being overpowered by a nearby security guard who knocked the knife out of her hand.

She was not shot and instead was restrained by the security guard until police arrived. When her bag was searched authorities found a second knife as well. Security personnel said they would question her in order to “more fully understand her motives.”

According to the indictment Iyadh’s dream prompted her to become more religious. Part of her new obligations to Allah required her to kill Jews, she said.

Iyadh told her interrogators she planned to blow up two restaurants in Rosh Ha’Ayin’s Afek Industrial Park.

She therefore purchased the proper materials for building a bomb and researched the instructions for the process on the Internet. She also made contact with an agent to purchase an automatic weapon, but failed in both tasks.

Hana Levi Julian

Brooklyn Jews Tackle Man Who Shot Colleague in Robbery Attempt

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Brooklyn authorities have charged a 24-year-old man with attempted murder and armed robbery after three store employees chased after him and pinned him down until police arrived.

Jeandro Perez, 24, allegedly tried to rob the AS Appliance store and then shot one of the employees when he and other workers refused to hand over the cash.

Perez fled the scene but was chased down by three other store workers, one of whom also was shot before Perez was tackled. The accomplice who fled has been identified and his arrest s expected.

The victims were treated at a hospital for their injuries and released.

Perez has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, four counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault and one count of illegal possessing a loaded gun.

Store employee Ali Mazer said that after a fellow employee was shot, he joined the chase after the gunman.

“When I went outside, the guy turned and shot me right here,” pointing at his stomach, he told WABC.

Mazer said he was suspicious of the two attempted robbers as soon as they entered the store.

“I was by myself, they was [sic] looking around. I said do you need help? They said ‘no;’ they went across the street to the bar. I had a feeling something was going to happen but I wasn’t sure. 30 minutes later, another two guys came in with guns.”

“They told us to get on the floor, my uncle pushed them, I ran out and chased them and they shot me.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

What a Stone Can Do

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

There is this absurd concept in the media that stone throwing can’t really hurt, it’s just their expressing their anger.

Rocks kill. Rocks…what a silly word – they are throwing boulders…at cars…with children in them. Several children have been hurt, even killed, little Yonatan Palmer, only 1  year old. Yehuda Shoham…and others. To this day, Adele Biton remains in critical condition…she’s three years old.

This is what a stone can do… it’s time to let the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) do what it can do…what it needs to do…to protect our citizens.

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Paula R. Stern

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