Shuafat attacker sentenced, will pay compensation

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Shuafat; Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90

Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 17:28 During Operation Guardian of the Walls, Arabs brutally attacked a Jew near the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem. One of the attackers was arrested and sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment. Subsequently, Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado filed a civil suit on behalf of the victim, who was saved by other residents of the neighborhood who evacuated him in their car after noticing him as they passed the site. The Jerusalem District Court approved a compromise agreement awarding the claimant NIS 75,000.

In the statement of claim, Attorney Yado described the brutal attack: “On May 16, 2021, the claimant lost control of his car near the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem. Because of the accident, he lost his cell-phone battery and therefore could not call for help. Thus, he was left alone, without a phone, in the heart of a hostile neighborhood. Within a short time, the residents attacked the claimant because of his Jewish appearance. The incident escalated until the defendant and others arrived and joined the band of rioters who were already attacking the claimant. All of them together injured him – kicking, punching, beating with belts, throwing rocks – in an atmosphere of a murderous attack liable to end in murder or serious injury.”

After the compensation was awarded, Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado stated, “The civil suit should complement the criminal proceedings. Now, the Bailiff’s Office is handling the case to see that the attacker regrets his acts.”

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