The Central District Court sentenced a
seventeen-year-old youth on Monday to two and a half years' detention in
the Mitzpe Yam juvenile correctional institution.
youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted of
manslaughter after pushing a teen from the roof of a Netanya school.
defendant had climbed onto the roof with three others to inhale gas
from an air conditioning unit, when he got into an argument with another
teenager and pushed him off the roof.
judge said the decision to detain the youth in a juvenile correctional
facility rather than a regular prison was to help rehabilitate as well
as punish him.