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The Ofer military court accepted the request of the Judge Advocate General's Office and accepted new evidence in the trial of the terrorist who was acquitted two weeks ago of the attempted murder of Nirit Zmora.

The new evidence is a document from the terrorist's interrogation indicating his intention to murder and not only to wound Zmora.

Attorney Chaim Bleicher of the Honenu legal aid organization said, "We expect the military justice system to bring justice and, ultimately, to convict the despicable terrorist of attempted murder . In addition, we call upon the judicial system to apply life sentences to these terrorists, as military law prescribes."

According to Attorney Bleicher, "Tools must be used against terror that will deter and prevent the terrorists from carrying out their plans when they are released."

עו"ד בלייכר מחוץ לבית הדין הצבאי בעופרחזקי 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."