The Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday convicted Ahmad ‘Ashaier of aggravated assault for stabbing an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva student in August 2016.
The victim, 18 at the time, was moderately hurt in the stabbing, sustaining several wounds to his upper body.
The attack took place in the A-Tur neighborhood, where ‘Ashaier, then 19, is a resident.
The Jewish teenager was attacked at a grocery store near the Mount of Olives cemetery. His attacker approached him bare-handed, but picked up a “sharpened wooden plank” that was on the ground nearby and stabbed the teenager with it, police said at the time.
The injured teenager flagged down a vehicle and traveled to a nearby Border Police station. The officers quickly called the Magen David Adom rescue service and launched a search for the perpetrator.
‘Ashaier was also convicted Wednesday of attacking a police officer and of taking part in riots and throwing Molotov cocktails, fireworks and rocks at police on April 15.
A-Tur is located on the Mount of Olives and has a population of some 18,000. Religious Jews established a presence in the mainly Muslim neighborhood in 2006.
In October, police arrested a man after he injured himself throwing a Molotov cocktail at security forces in A-Tur. In August, a woman was lightly injured in the village after Palestinian stone-throwers targeted her vehicle.