Two of three defendants convicted for burning Mohammad Abu Khdeir to death

In a rare case of a murder conviction of a Jew for killing an Arab, the Jerusalem District Court on Monday convicted two of the three people accused in the murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Arab from Shuafat in east Jerusalem who was abducted, burned and brutally murdered on July 2, 2014 while waiting to enter a mosque.

The adult defendant Yosef Haim Ben David’s verdict was delayed after his lawyer submitted  a legal opinion about his sanity delaying his client’s verdict.

Two additional Jewish minors, one from Jerusalem and one from Beit Shemesh but whose names are under gag order, were convicted of murder.


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