Israeli court sentences 1 man for stabbing woman to death

Israeli court sentences 1 man for stabbing woman to death

October 15, 2021 Comments Off on Israeli court sentences 1 man for stabbing woman to death By admin

A Palestinian man was sentenced to death Monday for stabbing to death a woman who had been raped and robbed, authorities said.

The judge convicted Mohammad Awwad of the murder of 22-year-old Amer Qassam in the northern West Bank town of Silwan, which is known as a hub for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

He was sentenced by a court in the Israeli-controlled West Bank city of Nablus after a lengthy trial.

The verdict came after a trial in which Qassams relatives, who were in court to witness the sentencing, said he did not remember anything and had no recollection of what had happened.

Qassampes uncle, Mohammed al-Qassam, told Reuters news agency the man was not a murderer.

“The court sentenced him to death,” he said.

“He is not guilty of murder.

The court said that the defendant is not a killer.

It is a political decision.”

The case comes amid heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, where attacks have been on the rise since September 2016, when an Israeli soldier was killed by Palestinians in a shooting attack.

At the time, Israel accused the Palestinians of launching the attack.

The killing of Qassamm by an Israeli forces patrol has been condemned by the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations, which said the murder was “an unjustified and disproportionate attack”.

In the latest attack, a Palestinian teenager was killed in a stabbing attack in the southern West Bank in November.