Teen terrorist's lawyer arrested for incitement

Jerusalem Police question lawyer over Facebook posts praising 'martyrs,' and calling Druze to refuse military service.

Ari Soffer ,

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

The defense attorney for a 13-year-old Arab terrorist who stabbed two people in north Jerusalem has reportedly been arrested for incitement.

According to Channel 2, the suspect - who has not yet been named - is being questioned by Jerusalem District police.

The charges center around numerous Facebook posts in which the lawyer praised "martyrs" - i.e. terrorists who died carrying out attacks against Israelis - and called on Druze Israelis to refuse to serve in the IDF.

Police will need to decide whether to extend his arrest only once the initial interrogation is completed.

13-year-old Ahmed Mansara took part in the attack in Pisgat Ze'ev along with his 15-year-old cousin Mohammed, who was shot dead when he charged at police with a large knife.

The pair seriously wounded an Israeli man before critically injuring a young Jewish boy riding his bicycle. 

The younger terrorist was hit by a car as he tore through the streets armed with a knife, and was indicted among other things for attempted murder after being discharged from hospital.

His two lawyers, Tariq Bargut and Leah Tzomel, have claimed he did not actually carry out the stabbings himself and is "not responsible" for his actions.

Tzomel, a Jewish Israeli, has previously expressed pride at defending Arab terror suspects, who she claims are simply reacting to Israeli "occupation."

Police have not yet released the name of the lawyer under arrest.



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