JERUSALEM — A Jerusalem court has sentenced an Israeli to life in prison for the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager.
A second Israeli was sentenced to 21 years in jail. Both Israelis were minors at the time.
They were convicted of murdering 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in revenge for the death of three abducted Israeli teens, part of a series of events that culminated in the 2014 Gaza war.
State prosecutor Ori Korb told reporters Thursday that the punishment reflects the “barbaric” act that marked a “moral nadir.”
A third Israeli is awaiting a verdict for his role in the crime.
Hussein Abu Khdeir, Mohammed’s father, told Israel Radio he would appeal the shorter sentence to the Supreme Court.