Two of the three convicted murderers in the Muhammad Abu Khdeir case were sentenced Thursday in the Jerusalem District Court.All they did was desecrate Judaism while setting back all valid concerns by eons. Now one of them threw away his future by reacting so horribly and inappropriately to the tragedy. The one who's trying to hide behind insanity pleas will probably get the same sentence too. And they'll have to ponder how they went wrong behind bars for a long time.
The first, a 17-year-old, received a life sentence plus three years, and the second, age 16, received 21 years. Their names are still under a gag order.
The third murderer, Yosef Haim Ben-David, was not sentenced and is still attempting an insanity plea.
While the life sentence for one minor was issued in a unanimous 3-0 decision, the judges split 2-1 on the 21-year sentence for the second minor, with Judges Jacob Zaban and Rivka Friedman-Feldman voting for 21 years and Judge Raphael Carmel voting for a life sentence.
Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old from Shuafat in northeastern Jerusalem, was abducted, burned and brutally murdered on July 2, 2014, while waiting to enter a mosque.
The murder was carried out as a nationalist revenge killing following the well-publicized kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers in June 2014.
Friday, February 05, 2016
TWO OF ABU KHDEIR'S THREE MURDERERS GET PRISON SENTENCES
The two minors involved in the murder of the Arabic boy in east Jerusalem got sentenced, while the third is still pending:
Posted by Avi Green at 9:35 AM