13-year-old terrorist charged with attempted murder

Palestinian boy indicted, accused of stabbing two Israelis along with his cousin; pair purportedly sought to become martyrs.

The 13-year-old Palestinian boy who stabbed and seriously wounded to Israelis was on Friday been charged with attempted murder at the Jerusalem District Court.



The adolescent allegedly committed the attack on October 12, which seriously wounded a 13-year-old and a 21-year-old, with his 15-year-old cousin.


Police at the scene of the attack (Photo: Hillel Meir/TPS)
Police at the scene of the attack (Photo: Hillel Meir/TPS)


The prosecution requested that he be held in a locked facility, but his parents objected and asked that he be placed under house arrest.


The indictment claimed that on the day of the attack, the accused returned from school and met up with his cousin. The two discussed the "situation" at Al-Aqsa Mosque, living conditions in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and then allegedly decided to become martyrs and be killed in a religious war against the Jews.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said after the attack that the boy had been "executed" by Israel, but hospital photos showed that he was still alive.


Also Friday, a 16-year-old girl from Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem was indicted for attempting to stab Border Police officer at the light rail station at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem two and a half weeks ago.


A 19-year-old man from Shuafat was also indicted on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a knife and attempt to steal a weapon from a security guard on the light rail. 


פרסום ראשון: 10.30.15, 09:43
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