Israeli teen to serve 8 years in prison for killing Arab

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli Jewish teen was sentenced to eight years in prison for killing an Arab man in Jerusalem.

The killer, 17, was sentenced Thursday by the Jerusalem District Court as part of a plea bargain.

In all, three teens were accused of attacking two Arab men in the city center in February 2011. The youths reportedly had been drinking.

Hussam Hasan, 24, was killed after being stabbed multiple times with a razor blade; the Jewish youths shouted "Death to Arabs" during the attack. A friend of Rawidi’s escaped from the attackers and called police.

The killer turned himself in to police three days later at a West Bank checkpoint. His friends had been arrested at the scene.

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