Israel court finds two guilty over Mohammad Abu Khdair murder
Nov 30, Jerusalem: An Israeli court has found two teens guilty in the murder case of a 16-year-old Palestinian who was abducted and burned to death in Jerusalem in 2014.
Two 17-year-old Israelis have been convicted of the murder of Mohammad Abu Khdair, officials said. He was killed in apparent revenge for the murders of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.
A Third, 31-year-old Israeli man, considered the main suspect in the case - was found responsible by the district court on Monday, but his verdict was delayed after his lawyers submitted an insanity plea. The court is expected to consider the plea on December 20.
The killings set off an escalating cycle of violence, leading to a war between Israel and militants in Gaza, media reports said.
Nightly clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police continued for weeks. Just days after the murder, the war on Gaza began.
It caused the deaths of more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, while Israel counted 73 dead on its side, mostly soldiers.
The Oslo Times