13-year-old terrorist won't serve time in jail

Ahmed Mansara, who stabbed two people in Pisgat Ze'ev, expected to confess to attempted murders but not serve time in prison.

Ben Ariel ,

Teen terrorist Ahmed Mansara
Teen terrorist Ahmed Mansara
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Ahmed Mansara, the 13-year-old Arab terrorist who along with his 15-year-old cousin stabbed a 13-year-old and 21-year-old in Pisgat Ze’ev in Jerusalem, is expected to confess to his crimes and not serve time in prison, Channel 10 News reported on Monday.

According to the report, Mansara is expected to arrive in court on Tuesday for his arraignment and is expected to confess to two attempted murders. On the other hand, his lawyers will attempt to change the charges against him, claiming that he did not try to commit the murders as stated in the indictment, since he did not actually carry out the act of stabbing.

The report further said that the teen will confess to the two attempted murders in order to be sentenced before he turns 14 in January, at which point it will be possible to sentence him to time in prison. In case the sentence is given before his birthday, he is expected to serve time in a locked facility.

After Mansara and his cousin carried out the stabbing 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.



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