An Israeli Jew has received an 11-year prison term for the attempted murder of another Jewish man who he mistakenly thought was an Arab.

‘Inner voice’ told him to kill: Israeli man jailed for 11yrs for stabbing Jew mistaken for Arab

‘Inner voice’ told him to kill: Israeli man jailed for 11yrs for stabbing Jew mistaken for Arab
An Israeli Jew has received an 11-year prison term for the attempted murder of another Jewish man who he mistakenly thought was an Arab. An “inner voice” allegedly guided him to “find and kill an Arab” in revenge for “terror attacks” by Palestinians on Israelis.

The Haifa District Court on Monday rejected the insanity plea from Shlomo Haim Pinto, 32, who had earlier confessed to an attempted “revenge” attack.

Pinto, a resident of the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Ata, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after he was convicted in December of attempted murder and possession of a weapon with intent to carry out a racist killing.

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Shlomo Haim Pinto felt that he was performing a mitzvah [commandment]http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.774120 

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Israeli Jew who stabbed another Jew he mistook for an Arab sentenced to 11 years

Shlomo Haim Pinto told the court he had a spiritual calling to stab an Arab.

haaretz.com

On October 13, 2015, Pinto, armed with a kitchen knife, a box cutter, and a hammer, walked into a local supermarket where he alleged he would be able to find his Arab victim.

But instead of finding an Arab, Pinto stabbed his fellow Jewish countryman. Uri Razkan, a Jewish employee at Supersol supermarket in Kiryat Ata, was stabbed several times in the waist, the lower back, and the shoulder. The victim survived.

In court Pinto confessed to the attack claiming he was guided by an “inner voice” that told him to perform a “mitzvah,” a good deed done from religious duty, Haaretz reported.

According to the court’s documents, by killing an Arab the defendant thought “there would be greater mercy for the Jewish people and he would advance the redemption” of the nation in the eyes of God.

READ MORE: Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for fatally shooting wounded Palestinian attacker

Besides being sentenced to a lengthy prison term, Pinto was also ordered to pay is victim 50,000 Israeli shekels ($13,600) for the injuries caused.

The attack by Pinto took place at the peak of a wave of stabbing attacks carried out by Palestinian youths against Israeli security forces and Jewish civilians. Since the latest outbreak of violence in October 2015, some 252 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have died, according to an AFP tally.

 

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Eritrean bystander ‘shot and beaten by mob’ in Israel bus station attack dies of wounds

Eritrean who was shot by Israeli officers and kicked as he lay bleeding on ground after being mistaken for stabbing assailant has died of his wounds

The wounded Eritrean is evacuated from the scene of the attack in Beersheba

The wounded Eritrean is evacuated from the scene of the attack in Beersheba Photo: AP

An Eritrean asylum seeker who was shot by Israeli officers and beaten by a mob after being mistaken for a Palestinian gunman has died of his wounds.

The 21-year-old man, who was a bystander in the attack, died of his wounds late on Sunday, a spokesman for Soroka Hospital said.

Israeli police stand by the shrouded body of Palestinian attacker in BeershebaIsraeli police stand by the shrouded body of the Palestinian attacker in Beersheba  Photo: AP

An Israeli soldier was also killed and several others hurt in the attack carried out by a Palestinian attacker armed with a gun and knife.

Israeli police said officers at the bus station mistakenly opened fire on the Eritrean man during the attack, apparently thinking he was an assailant.

Security camera footage of the incident on Israeli news sites showed an Israeli security guard shooting the man as he crawled on the ground.

Israeli news sites said the man was kicked by bystanders as he lay in a pool of blood.

An Israeli soldier was also killed and several others hurt in the attack carried out by 19 year old Mouhand al-Okbian, an Israeli bedouin from the southern Negev town of Hura, who arrived at the Beersheba bus station on Sunday evening armed with a gun and knife.

He opened fire on commuters in the station, killing an IDF soldier Sgt. Omri Levy, also 19, and injuring 11 others.

Mr Al-Obkbian had no previous criminal record.

His relative was arrested for aiding him, after he allegedly provided him with the weapons and may have helped him to enter the central bus station.

Mr Al-Okbian’s mother is originally from Gaza and moved to the Negev after she married an Israeli man.

The attack was one of the boldest yet in a monthlong wave of violence, which has seen eight Israelis and at least 35 Palestinians killed.

The mistaken killing of the Eritrean, recalls a similar event last week when an Israeli Jew stabbed another Israeli Jew near Haifa, after mistaking him for an Arab. The victim, Uri Rezken suffered moderate wounds and is recovering in hospital.

About 34,000 Eritreans asylum seekers are in Israel. They say they are fleeing persecution and conflict and seek refugee status, which is routinely denied to them by Israel in the vast majority of the cases.

The country’s Supreme Court has affirmed in two separate decisions that the treatment of African asylum seekers is unacceptable and violates fundamental laws concerning human dignity and liberty.

Israel has further tightened security around the country, highlighted by the construction of a cement barrier separating Jewish and Arab neighbourhoods in east Jerusalem.

Israel also approved a plan to encircle the Palestinian Issawiya neighborhood of EastJerusalem with a 30ft-high and mile-long wall, Israeli radio reported on Monday morning, in addition to a concrete two-mile barrier within Issawiya itself.

On Monday morning, a Palestinian family were evicted from their homes in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan, East Jerusalem.

Israeli NGO Peace Now reported that it was the first forced eviction by the police to take place in eight years.

The Abu Nab family have been living in the house for decades, but were forced to leave under a law that enables Jews to claim back properties they lost in East Jerusalem during the 1948 war.

The controversial law does not apply to properties owned and lost by Palestinians during the same time.


Israeli Army Vandalize Palestinian Homes And Smear Faeces ( Shit ) On Walls

The Israeli Army is often described as the “most ethical” in the world by propagandists. The very brutal and inhumane nature of their conduct is insulated from our TV screens, and therefore, hidden from our conscience. This is a short glimpse of the systematic vandalism exacted upon the Palestinian nation by the Israeli Occupation Forces.

The pre-meditated project of internalizing humiliation within the Palestinian pysche has long roots to the very origin of the Zionist movement. From one prime minister to the next, Israeli leaders have time and again described the Palestinian nation degradingly as beasts in human form, or as humans embellished by animalistic qualities.

In order to come to terms with this narcisstic pyschology on the part of the Israelis, it is revealing to quote he words of Moshe Yaalon, the Israeli Defense Forces chief of staff, in 2002:

“The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.”

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