Palestinian terrorist who stabbed soldier gets 18 year prison sentence

October 26, 2016 15:40
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The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Wednesday handed down a 15-to-18 year prison sentence to a Palestinian terrorist following his conviction for stabbing and wounding a IDF soldier in December 2015.

The court sentenced 30-year-old Syaid Komboz after finding him guilty on a number of serious charges, including attempted murder.

According to court documents, Komboz confessed to carrying out the attack telling interrogators he wanted to kill Jews and "die as a Shaheed" or martyr.

On December 27, Komboz stabbed a soldier near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, on Hazvi Street, near the corner of Yermiyahu Street.

Following the attack, the 30-year-old terrorist was apprehended by a nearby security guard until officers could arrive at the scene.

Paramedics provided medical treatment to the 21-years-old soldier who was in moderate but stable condition following the attack.

Pedestrians stopped and attempted to help the soldier stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived at the scene. 

He was taken to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem for treatment and was later listed as being in light condition.

The incident occurred amid a violent streak of terror attacks that plagued Israel for over a better part of a year. From September 2015 to September 2016, over 30 Israelis lost their lives with dozens more injured in what Israel Security Forces described as a "wave of terror."

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