The Jerusalem District Court on Thursday sentenced a Palestinian minor to 12 years behind bars for a stabbing attack in the capital last year that injured two Israeli civilians.Mahmoud Abbas called for the boy, 14 year old Ahmed Manasra, to be freed, claiming that jailing him goes against international law and that he was coerced into confessing.
The 14-year-old from East Jerusalem was convicted earlier this year on two counts of attempted murder for the October 2015 knife attack, in which he and his cousin critically injured a 12-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man.
The teenage assailant was 13 when he carried out the attack along with his 15-year-old cousin, who was shot dead by security forces responding at the scene.
However, there is video showing him and his cousin Hassan chasing Jews and stabbing a 13 year old boy on a bicycle.
This is who Mahmoud Abbas is saying should be free - to stab again.