Teen Terrorist Released from Hospital

Ahmed Mansara, the 13-year-old terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev, released from hospital and placed under arrest.

Ben Ariel ,

Ahmed Mansara
Ahmed Mansara

Ahmed Mansara, the 13-year-old terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev last week, was on Sunday released from the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he had been hospitalized after being injured while carrying out the knife attack.

From the hospital, Mansara was transferred to police custody and was placed under arrest. Earlier on Sunday, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court extended his arrest for eight days.

Mansara, who carried out the attack with his cousin, admitted to police investigators that his intentions were to attack Jews.

"I arrived with my cousin to stab Jews," said Mansara during interrogation in the hospital, adding that his cousin was the one who convinced him to carry out the attack in response to “violations of the status quo on the Temple Mount by Israel”, as he put it.

Following last week’s attack, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared in a speech  that Israel had “executed” Mansara, when in fact he was very much alive. Israel on Thursday circulated videos and photos of the teen to disprove Abbas’s lies.

In fact, it was Mansara’s cousin Mahmoud who was killed by Israeli police after refusing to put down his weapon and instead charging at officers. The entire attack was recorded on CCTV cameras, and footage was released by police shortly after.

Israeli officials - including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office -immediately slammed the comments as "lies" and "incitement", resulting in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) rewriting the speech only to get the facts wrong yet again.

Last Friday, MK Ahmed Tibi tried to come to Abbas’s rescue by claiming in an interview with Channel 2 News that Abbas had not lied but was simply “mistaken” when he claimed Mansara was executed.

"Abu Mazen did not lie, he was mistaken," Tibi said. "He confused the two boys who carried out the attack because his cousin was killed."

"He admitted that he was wrong," continued Tibi. "He did not know he was alive and said he was dead. He saw a picture of a child bleeding. There hadn’t been a different picture at the time."

"Is it only forbidden for Abbas to make a mistake? The Prime Minister attacked the Balad party and said Arab MKs participate in demonstrations with ISIS banners. He is lying! Start a campaign against this lie of Netanyahu," he added.