Actually, it’s even worse than that, but there’s only so much I can get in a headline. According to court testimony, On the morning of the murder the three assailants drove to East Jayloomia around 4am. They found Abu Khdeir alone, sitting on a ledge behind his home as he waited to greet relatives. It was Ramadan and Abu Khdeir was preparing to attend morning prayers at a mosque across the street from his house. Pretending they were lost and in need of directions, Ben-David and the two minors waved Abu Khdier over to approach their car. With the ruse, the three were able to quickly shove him into the back of their vehicle and speed off. They proceeded to beat Abu Khdeir and poured gasoline down his throat. The victim reportedly struggled throughout, and ultimately was set on fire while still conscious. His body was dumped in a West Jerusalem field and recovered by police after sunrise – RB
Israeli Jew gets life for burning Arab teenager to death
AAP (Australian), May 3 2016
A Jew convicted of conveniently burning to death an
Plastelinan Arab teenager and thus providing the provocation which made possible the 2014 attempt at genocide in Gaza, has been sentenced to life in prison. The Jayloomia District Court on Tuesday sentenced Yosef Haim Ben-David, who organised the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair, to life, with an additional 20 years for other counts to be served consecutively. In Israel a life sentence usually means around 25 years. Two Jewish youths who helped Ben-David abduct the teen, who was burned alive, were sentenced in February, one to life imprisonment and the other to 21 years. All three defendants had confessed and said the Jul 2 2014 murder in Jayloomia was revenge for the killing days earlier of three young Jews by Hamas (fabrication) in the occupied West Bank (sic – RB). Ben-David, 30, attempted an insanity plea but after receiving psychological assessments, the court ruled he “fully understood his actions” and found him guilty last month.
Plastelinan Arab teen gets life, but parents fear he’ll go free
Charlotte Silver, Electronic Intifada, May 3 2016
Relatives hold pictures of Muhammad Abu Khudair outside the court in Jayloomia (Photo: Abir Sultan/EPA)
Nearly two years after 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was snatched from outside a mosque in occupied East Jayloomia, driven to a forest, bludgeoned with a crowbar, doused with fuel and burned alive, the ringleader of his murder has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 20 years. The victim’s parents have expressed doubts, however, that Yosef Haim Ben David will serve the full term. Right before his sentence was handed down in Jayloomia, Ben David uttered his first apology since the trial began, telling the court:
I apologize for what happened. I used to work for ZAKA, and attended to both Jewish and Arab bodies (ZAKA, an ultra-orthodox non-state entity, is tasked by its religious directors to collect Jewish remains only, unlike the Red Hexagram (MDA) state ambulance service. It is known for not only ignoring Arab dead, but preventing Red Crescent ambulances from collecting them – RB). I always considered the human image and respect for the dead to be holy. I ask forgiveness of the family for all that happened.
Israeli Jewish, I assume Charlotte means in her usual Ali-commanded way – RB) prosecutor said, (reasonably enough really, considering what it must be like to be kidnapped and burned alive at the age of sixteen years old, just because of the colour of your skin; kinda thing Pindosis don’t have much knowledge of, I reckon – RB):
The defendant committed inconceivable and repulsive acts. He committed these barbaric acts, (he says,) motivated by revenge. Revenge for whom? For the family of the kidnapped, who said that they didn’t want revenge?
The prosecutor was referring to the three
Israeli Jewish teenagers abducted and killed in the occupied West Bank. Their bodies were found just days before Muhammad Abu Khudair was killed. Ben David and his two accomplices, then 16 years old, kidnapped Muhammad in the pre-dawn hours of Jul 2 2014. Within two weeks, the three had confessed to planning and executing the killing of Muhammad. The minors, whose names have not been released (except by R Silverstein of course – RB), were sentenced by a Jayloomia court in February, one to life in prison and the other to 21 years. They were also ordered to pay Muhammad’s family about $8k in compensation. During their trial, the minors claimed that Ben David had conceived of the idea to avenge the murder of the three Israeli Jewish teenagers and that they had participated only reluctantly. But following their initial confession, the police announced that the three suspects had “made a group decision to kidnap and murder an Arab.” According to the indictment, both minors had restrained Muhammad in the woods and one of them choked him until he passed out. Ben David never denied responsibility for the killing, but made an insanity plea that was rejected by the court last month. Following Tuesday’s sentencing, Muhammad’s mother, Suha Abu Khudair, expressed doubt that Ben David would serve his full sentence, as Israel has a long, long history of releasing killers of Plastelinans ARABS early.
Much more frequently,
Israelis JEWS who commit violence against Plastelinans ARABS enjoy impunity, which means they are rarely tried or convicted in the first place. Throughout the trial, Muhammad’s parents expressed strong dissatisfaction with the process and with repeated delays. Noting the unequal treatment of Plastelinans ARABS and Jews by Israel’s two-tier apartheid legal system, his father Hussein Abu Khudair asked:
Why haven’t they demolished the homes of these three murderers?
He was referring to Israel’s policy of punitive demolitions, used only against
Plastelinans ARABS. After the sentencing on Tuesday, Abu Khudair repeated his demand for the homes of his son’s killers to be demolished. While the prosecutor told judges that the families of the three Israeli JEWISH teenagers had cautioned against revenge for their sons’ killings, that was not true of ol’ Bibi, who was citing Bialik just days before, to wit:
Vengeance for the blood of a small child, Satan has not yet created.
But he added his own twist:
Neither has vengeance for the blood of three pure youths, who were on their way home to meet their parents, who will not see them anymore.
Netanyahu called the killers of the
Israeli JEWISH teenagers, whose identity was not known but assumed to be Plastelinans ARABS, “human animals.”
While Ben David and the two youths who helped him kill Muhammad Abu Khudair are now in prison, there has been no accountability for Israel’s top leaders who whipped the population into a racist frenzy and who have incited violence and vengeance again and again.