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Father of Maryr Abu Khdeir: It is new Nazism
Commenting on the Israeli delay of the conviction of the murderer of his son, the father of the Palestinian teenager martyr Mohammed Abu Khdeir said “It is new Nazism”.
“The court is not honest; they are sympathetic to the criminals,” said Hussein Abu Khdeir, Mohammed’s father. “Every time I go into court I see the one who burned my son and my own heart is burned.”
“I and his mother do not sleep at night; we are taking pills. We think of Mohammed all the time and how he was burned and at the end his murderer is let free for alleged insanity,” he added.
The civilian court in Jerusalem on Monday delayed the conviction of the 31-year-old Yosef Haim Ben David, who murdered Mohammed by burning him alive, until December 20, ahead of assessing a mental health report that was submitted by his lawyer.
Two Israeli minors, who were unnamed in court proceedings, were both convicted of murder and kidnapping of Mohammed and will be sentenced in January. Both of the youths will be able to appeal the convictions, a spokeswoman for the court said.
The three Israeli assailants kidnapped 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in July of last year from the Shuafat neighborhood of Occupied Jerusalem, prosecutors said. They severely beat Mohammed Abu Khdeir and later burned him to death in a forest outside the city, they said.