State prosecutors: 12 year sentence for child terrorist
Ahmed Mansara was 13 years old when he tried to murder a 13 year old Jewish boy and a 21 year old man in an attempt to become a 'shahid'; after Abbas claimed he was murdered - a claim quickly proven false - state prosecutors recommend to sentence him to 12 years in prison.
The Israel Prosecutor's office has advised that a Palestinian terrorist should be sentenced to 12 years imprisonment after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder.
The terrorist was arrested after trying to carry out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev October 2015.
The advisement was given during the sentencing hearing for the 14 year old terrorist, Ahmed Manasra, on Sunday. The defense claimed that the terrorist "didn't stab anyone," a claim which the prosecution rejected out of hand. Mansara, who attempted to murder a 13 year old Jewish boy – named Noar ben Ezra – said that "he was sorry for what happened."
"This isn't a real apology" Noar ben Ezra's father said. "He was told what to say by his lawyer so that he would receive a lighter sentence."
Mansara was 13 years old at the time of his attack, and turned 14 in January. He carried out the attack with his cousin after the two were discussing the "situation" in al-Aqsa mosque and in Gaza after school. The two decided to become martyrs and carry out an attack.
They went to one of their parents' bedrooms, took a 6 inch knife from the closet, and went to the main shopping area in Pisgat Zeev. They stabbed the 13 year old Jewish boy also wounded a 21 year old man. Security forces that arrived at the scene shot and killed one of the boys, and wounded the other one.
After the attack, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the ''execution of the martyr Ahmed Manasra." He was immediately proven wrong when it showed Manasra alive in a hospital bed in Jerusalem.