JERUSALEM – A Jerusalem court has convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing last year of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was burned to death in east Jerusalem.
The court on Monday also delayed the verdict against the third suspect in the case, 31-year-old Yosef Haim Ben David, following a last-minute insanity disorder plea.
Attorney Asher Ohayon had claimed his client is psychologically unfit for trial.
Abu Khdeir was burned to death by Israeli extremists in revenge for the killings of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Their deaths set off a chain of events that led to the 50-day Gaza war.
Abu Khdeir's father Hussein denounced the verdict, telling Israeli Army Radio that the trial was "a lie."