Palestinian Teen Jailed 12 Years for Attack on Israelis: Lawyer

Ahmed Manasra (C), a 14-year old Palestinian boy, convicted of the attempted murder of two Israelis in a stabbing in October 2015, leaves the District Court in Jerusalem after his sentencing hearing on November 7, 2016. The court sentenced Manasra to 12 years in jail for the knife attack, his …
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JERUSALEM (AFP) – An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian teenager Monday to 12 years in prison for a knife attack against two Israelis, his lawyer said.

Ahmed Manasra, 14, was earlier found guilty of the attempted murder of a 20-year-old and a 12-year-old boy in the Jewish settlement neighbourhood of Pisgat Zeev in annexed east Jerusalem, lawyer Lea Tsemel said.

He was 13 at the time of the attack in October 2015, which was one of the most high-profile in a recent wave of violence.

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