Two of eight teens charged with assaulting Arab teens in Jerusalem in August will only be convicted of incitement to violence and racism as part of a plea bargain, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, the prosecution agreed to reduce the charges against the two minors on condition that they admit to the accusations leveled against them.
The Jerusalem District Court is expected to sentence the two in three months.
The trial of the remaining six Jewish teenagers who allegedly attacked Palestinians youths in the capital’s Zion Square, injuring three lightly and one severely, will continue.
Dozens of bystanders reportedly watched the events unfold in August without intervening. East Jerusalem resident Jamal Julani, 17, nearly died in the attack, according to Jerusalem Police. Police called the incident a “lynch” and an “extremely severe crime.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack, which caught the country’s attention because of its racial nature.
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