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Jewish Terrorists Who Burned Palestinian Arab Child Alive Recount their Wicked Crime

By Khalid Amayreh

in occupied Jerusalem

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, June 8, 2015



Muhammad Abu Khudair, from the Shufat refugee camp north of Jerusalem,

who was burned alive by three Jewish Israeli terrorists, in July 2014.



The three Jewish terrorists who last year abducted and burned alive a young Palestinian boy from a refugee camp near Jerusalem on Wednesday recounted their shocking crime before Jerusalem court.
 
The three settlers murdered Muhammad Abu Khdeir from the Shufat refugee camp north of Jerusalem in early July 2014, allegedly to avenge the killing, ostensibly by Palestinian militants of three settlers a few weeks earlier.
 
According to their testimonies, the three abducted the 13-year-old boy, beat him on the head using a hard object, and took him to a nearby wood where thy pumped gasoline into his belly. Then they poured more gasoline all over his body before setting him on fire.
 
Afterward, the three reportedly headed to a Jewish colony in the West Bank where they had a party to celebrate their crime.
 
In an effort to receive a lenient sentence, one of the murderers claimed that he didn't know "things would turn out this way."
 
However, it was clear from the beginning that none of the three murderers tried to stop the murder of the innocent Arab boy.
 
The Israeli justice system, dominated  by Talmudic-minded settlers who believe the lives of non-Jews have no sanctity, routinely pass extremely lenient prison sentences on  Jews convicted of murdering non-Jews, particularly Palestinians.
 
In many cases, the courts concoct "extenuating circumstances" in the murderer's or murderers' favor, such as accepting claims that the murder was carried out in self-defense.
 
And when it is established beyond any reasonable doubt that the crime was committed premeditatedly and with a malicious intent, the judge, nearly always, accepts a plea bargain claim that the murderer has or had mental or psychological problems and that he didn't fully understand what he was doing.
 
Yosef Ben-David was the driving force behind abduction and killing of the Arab teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir in July 2014, one of two minors accused of the killing told Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday, but said he never believed that it would end up in murder. 


"It's shocking," the minor said. "It's hard for me to believe that I was party to such a horrific incident. Itís simply not true that I planned to kill him. I never dreamed that it would end in the way that it did."
 
One of the murderers, a minor whose name was not released by court order, reportedly told the court that Yosef Ben-David, from the settlement of Adam in the West Bank, decided to murder any Arab to avenge the death of the tree settlers.
 
"Ben-David was at the boys' funerals," the minor said. "He was much more enthusiastic and heated up. We met at the central bus station, bought some cigarettes and drank energy drinks to spur us on."  
 
In his own testimony, which was obtained by Ynet last year, 30-year-old Ben-David said that, "We decided we had to take revenge for what they did. (We) were saying, 'Let's avenge,' I said my blood was boiling and he said his blood was boiling and the whole country was silent and we were wondering why they did this to them, and what had they been guilty of?"
 
The minor murderer told the court that on the night of Abu Khdeir's murder, "We went to the International Convention Center then he (Ben-David) already started talking about wanting to pick someone up in his car and beat him. He gave us pills to calm us down. The other youth and I said it was dangerous. We drove around for hours. He stopped next to five small children and every time we were looking for a way to get out of it. I was distressed over the children."
 
He described how they forced Abu Khdeir into their car.
  
"I was sure he would let us (the two minors) off on the side of the road. I didn't think he would take him into the woods and beat him there. I thought he would drop it. There was shouting in the car and there was tension. We reached the Jerusalem Forest, and the whole trip we held him from behind. Ben-David asked where the crowbar was, and said that they (the Arabs) have seven souls, then he gave him two blows to the head with the crowbar."
 
"I said to Ben-David 'enough!'," the accused continued. "I got into the car and suddenly I saw a huge bonfire and understood the meaning. I didn't see with my own eyes that it was Yosef who lit it, but from what was said, he lit it."
 
Ben-David, the master murderer, reportedly told police last year that he had set Abu Khdeir alight. According to the pathological report, the Arab boy was burnt alive.
 
"I gave the boy three kicks to the legs, then I took a lighter, I set the boy alight.
 
The minor told the court that after Abu Khdeir had been killed, "we went to Sacher Park to conceal the evidence. Ben-David gave me instructions on what to do and then went to his home in Adam (a West Bank settlement)."
 
As mentioned before, Jewish murderers convicted of murdering non-Jews normally receive extremely lenient prison sentences. For example, a Rabi named Moshe Levinger who murdered a Palestinian shopkeeper in 1988 in downtown Hebron was sentenced to 6 months in jail.
 
According to Israeli sources, the rabbi, who died last month, served only a few days in jail before he was set free.




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