Remand extended for 13-year-old Palestinian stabber

The 13-year-old Palestinian teenager who stabbed two people in a terror attack last week in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood will remain under arrest, police say.

His remand was extended today for eight more days.

The teen, Ahmed Manasra, remains hospitalized at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Ahmad Manasra, one of two cousins who went on a stabbing frenzy in Jerusalem on October 12, 2015 is seen at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on October 15, 2015. Manasra was hit by a car while fleeing from the scene of the attack. (Courtesy)
Ahmad Manasra, one of two cousins who went on a stabbing frenzy in Jerusalem on October 12, 2015, is seen at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on October 15, 2015. Manasra was hit by a car while fleeing the scene of the attack. (Courtesy)

He is accused of seriously injuring a 13-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man in a stabbing attack on October 12. His accomplice and cousin Hassan Manasra, 15, was shot dead by security forces at the scene.

He is said to have admitted to the attack, saying: “I went there to stab Jews.”

After the attack, Manasra became the focus of international media when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of “executing our boys in cold blood, as they did with the boy Ahmed Manasra and other children in Jerusalem and other places.”

The Prime Minister’s Office swiftly issued a statement, noting that Manasra was alive and had initiated a terror attack, and accusing Abbas of spreading “lies and incitement.”

That statement was followed by video footage of Manasra in hospital eating Jell-o.

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