Saturday, August 15, 2020

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced Mohammad Badr, a resident of Abu Dis, to 16 years in prison for a stabbing attack on HaNeviim Street in Jerusalem last May. One Israeli was wounded in the attack. Badr was sentenced on three separate accounts, namely attempted murder, knife-carrying and illegal stay in Israel.

“According to the facts of the indictment, and on the basis of the confession and conviction, the suspect entered Israel illegally and decided to stab a Jew with the aim of killing him,” stated the court’s verdict. “The defendant’s actions…were very serious, which miraculously did not cause fatal casualties.”

The court said Badr’s attack was part of the wave of terror attacks that swept the country beginning in September 2015.

In addition to his 16 years in prison, Badr was also ordered to pay a compensation amount of 80,000 NIS as part of his plea bargain.

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