Gush Etzion Junction
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The Judge Advocate General's Office asked the Military Court to accept additional evidence in the trial of the terrorist who was acquitted two weeks ago in the attempted murder of Nirit Zmora.

The evidence is a document from the terrorist's interrogation indicating his intention to murder and not only to wound, and is submitted with the aim of changing the verdict even before the sentencing stage. In the event that the request is rejected, there will be a sentencing hearing, in which Zmora is expected to address the court.

נירית זמורה ובעלה בבית הדין בצאי היום
נירית זמורה ובעלה בבית הדין בצאי היוםצילום: חזקי ברוך

Two weeks ago, the Judea Military Court acquitted Hevron resident Hamza Faiz of attempted murder due to reasonable doubt. Faiz carried out the Gush Etzion junction attack two-and-a-half years ago. Faiz was instead convicted of aggravated assault.

In the attack, Nirit Zmora, an area resident, was seriously injured by being stabbed in the back. The terrorist ran to the victim with a knife and stabbed her in the parking lot shouting "Allahu Akbar".

Zmora arrived at the Ofer military court this morning and told Arutz Sheva: "Our expectations are that they will accept the appeal and return the charge to attempted murder, but I want to say that the first statement that was not made here is that judges in the State of Israel are opposed to murder, and it frightens me."

Zmora was asked whether the judges would accept the new evidence presented by the State Prosecutor's Office and replied, "I don't know ... After the experience I went through here, I no longer know what could happen ... They didn't need this evidence to convict him of attempted murder."

נירית זמורה בבית הדין הצבאי