12 months for minor who physically assaulted Arab youth

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February 5, 2012 16:30

 
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The Nazareth District Youth Court sentenced a 17-year-old minor to 12 months in prison on Sunday, after convicting him of a series of violent offenses.

The defendant, a minor whose name cannot be published, attacked two Arab youths from the northern village of Wadi Hamam. Together with another youth, the defendant first tried to drive his car over the two boys, known only as X and Y, then beat and attempted to stab X. When X escaped, the defendant attacked Y, yelling "Die, you Arab!",  stabbing him in the thigh, while his accomplice beat him over the head. Y , aged 15, begged for his life, but the defendant continued to beat him.

The minor was convicted of harm with aggravated intent, harm and wounding under aggravated circumstances, injury through negligence and unlawful possession of a knife.

In an impact statement to the court, Y said that since the attack he has not left his house, cannot sleep and suffers headaches and dizziness.

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