According to a report broadcast on Israel’s Channel 10 television news, the 13-year-old Arab terrorist who attacked two people in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood last month won’t sit in jail.
Ahmed Manasara and his 15-year-old cousin attempted to murder a Jewish boy two months away from his 13th birthday, and a 25-year-old Jewish man, both of whom were stabbed both multiple times. He is to be arraigned in court this morning (Nov. 11.)
Manasara himself was hospitalized in fair condition after he was hit by a car during the attack, as were his victims. His cousin was killed by police after charging at them instead of dropping his weapon.
According to the report, the young teen terrorist will admit to the attempted murders but his attorney will try to change the description of what happened that day in order to change the severity of the charges against his client, who turns 14 in January.
Only at age 14 does it becomes possible to sentence a youth to prison time under the law in Israel. If, however, he is sentenced prior to that time, Manasara will instead only be held in a locked facility.
A video of the young terrorist’s interrogation was somehow leaked to the Arab media.