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Palestinian Sentenced to 23 Years for Tel Aviv Stabbings

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) A 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus was sentenced by the Tel Aviv District Court to 23 years in prison after attempting to murder several Israelis in Tel Aviv in April 2017. Amad Agbar was convicted on two counts of attempted murder, as well as several counts of aggravated assault. Furthermore, he was instructed to reimburse each of his victims to the tune of $50,000.

In his verdict, the presiding judge pointed out that “the defendant embarked on a killing spree which he had planned for some time. He injured four Jews simply for being Jews.”

Roughly two months before the attack, Agbar planned on carrying out a similar attack at a Dead Sea resort. He traveled to Jericho, where he purchased a knife to use and then boarded a cab to the Ein Bokek beach near Ein Gedi. Upon hearing from the cab driver that the beach would be fairly empty, as it was not the tourist season, Agbar decided to abandon the original plan, disposing of the knife and returning to Nablus, in order to plan his eventual Tel Aviv attack.

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