Israel jails Palestinian for 25 years over stabbing

AFP , Wednesday 17 May 2017

An Israeli military court on Wednesday sentenced to 25 years in jail a Palestinian who had stabbed four Israelis in 2015, the army said.

Imad Tardeh was found guilty of attempted murder, the army said in a statement.

The court also ordered him to pay compensation to his victims totalling 220,000 shekels ($60,000, 55,000 euros).

Tardeh was 19 when he stabbed the four Israelis in the central city of Rishon LeTzion, near Tel Aviv, in November 2015, wounding three, one of them seriously, before being arrested by police.

Israeli media said that the occupied West Bank resident struck a deal with authorities and made a full confession.

A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 263 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton, according to an AFP count.

Some of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.

Many were shot dead during protests or clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online


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