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Man who assaulted terrorist convicted

Attempted murder charges brought against Kiryat Arba resident who tried to run over terrorist who stabbed his wife mitigates to aggravated assault in plea bargain

Aviad Glickman
Published: 06.14.11, 00:28 / Israel News

David Mizrahi from Kiryat Arba was convicted Monday of aggravated assault against a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed his wife.


Mizrahi, 56, was initially charges with attempted murder.



The case dates back to 2009, when a Palestinian terrorist stabbed Mizrahi and his wife, Tamar, near a Paz gas station in Kiryat Arba.


The two sustained light injuries. The terrorist was shot by IDF soldiers who were on the premises, and while he lay injured on the ground, Mizrahi tried to run over.


The defense and the Jerusalem District Prosecution eventually reached a plea bargain on reduced charges.


The court sanctioned the deal, seeing how the prosecution had no clear-cut proof that he meant to kill his attacker.


The defense told Ynet that the plea bargain was "balances and accommodating of the special circumstances of the case."





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