Muslim teen-terrorists behind murder of St-Sgt Tuvia Yanai sentenced to 32, 35 years
Two Muslim teen-terrorists behind the stabbing attack in which 21-year-old IDF St.-Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman was murdered at a Rami Levy supermarket in Sha’ar Binyamin in February 2016, were sentenced to 35 years and 32 years in prison each.
A third Muslim teen-terrorist was already sentenced to 35 years in December 2018.
Two of the terrorists were sentenced for planning to murder Jews in advance and another terrorist was sentenced for carrying out the stabbing attack.
The court emphasized their status as minors as the main reason for denying the request for life in prison, which is typical for murder by convicts over the age of 18. All three terrorists’ names are still under a gag order because they were minors when they carried out the terror attack.
The terrorists were also ordered to pay NIS 2.5 million in compensation.
Dual US-Israeli citizen St.-Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman, a combat sergeant in the IDF’s Nahal Brigade, who had been on leave from the army for a week, was shopping with his wife and infant daughter, so that when he returned to the army on Sunday they would have everything they needed.
He heard screams from a different aisle as the two 14-year-olds Muslim terrorists stabbed shoppers with knives, and even though he was unarmed, ran to help and was fatally wounded.