The Haifa District Juvenile Court sentenced a teenage boy to 20 years in prison on Thursday, after finding him guilty of murder.
The defendant, who cannot be identified because he is a minor, was 14 years and ten months old when he stabbed his 14-year-old friend Osman Nasser to death last June.
The indictment says the defendant decided to kill Nasser after an argument. When Nasser came to his home in the north of Israel on June 29th, 2011, the defendant armed himself with a knife before going out to meet him.
As the two walked through their village, they met another boy, R., who joined them even after the defendant showed him that he had a knife. The three boys reached a dirt track at the edge of the village, and the defendant and R. decided to kill Nasser, the indictment says. As R. held Nasser down, the defendant stabbed him five times in the chest, stomach and back. Nasser died of damage to his heart and blood loss.