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Jerusalem - Arab Terrorists Who Murdered IDF Soldier Get Over 30 Years In Jail

Published on: July 10, 2019 09:30 AM
By: Tazpit
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Jerusalem - A military court in Judea on Wednesday sentenced two Arab terrorists to 35 years and 32 years imprisonment respectively, as well as a total of NIS 2.5 million in compensation after they were convicted of the murder of IDF Staff Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weismann and the injuring of an Israeli civilian in the Rami Levy market at Sha’ar Binyamin in February 2016.

The terrorists’ names and details were not publicized because they are minors.

The military prosecution requested that they be sent to prison for life, but the court refrained from doing so due to their young age. The prosecution intends to appeal the verdict.

A third terrorist was also sentenced to 35 years in prison, and the prosecution is expected to appeal this verdict as well.

The verdict states that the three planned to carry out a stabbing attack against Jews in the commercial zone of Sha’ar Binyamin. They armed themselves with knives and first seriously wounded an Israeli civilian, and then encountered Weisman, a combat soldier on leave who was there shopping with his wife and daughter, and stabbed him to death as he fought against them. Weisman’s actions thwarted the continuation of the attack.


Weisman, 21, was decorated posthumously in September 2016 for the bravery he exhibited while confronting the terrorists.

The citation noted that despite having no weapon at hand, he immediately and courageously rushed to help subdue the terrorists.

Tuvia Yanai and Yael Weissman and their childTuvia Yanai and Yael Weissman and their child

Weisman received the citation during a special ceremony in Jerusalem, during which other soldiers and units were honored as well. His wife and brother received the citation in his stead.

Major-General Roni Numa, commander of the IDF’s central command at the time, commended Weissman “who risked his life while leaving behind his daughter Neta and wife Yael, and ran with no weapon, but was equipped with the values on which the IDF, the State of Israel and the Jewish Nation’s traditions are founded.”

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 Jul 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

no death penalty of course, so they'll be out in the next prisoner exchange.


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