Prosecutors say they won’t appeal the community service sentence handed to Arad resident Aryeh Schiff, 71, for shooting dead a man who was trying to steal his car.
In response to the announcement, relatives of Schiff say: “We are very happy, this is the right decision.”
Last year, 36-year-old Mahmoud Al-Atrash broke into Schiff’s vehicle, which was parked near the trailer where Schiff was sleeping. Upon hearing sounds of the break-in, Schiff got out of the trailer and shot at the vehicle with Al-Atrash inside.
Schiff was found guilty of reckless homicide in July as part of a plea deal.
Last month he was sentenced to the community service, as well as a suspended sentence of nine months, and was told to pay compensation to the victim’s family totaling NIS 10,000 ($3,200).