Ahmed Mansara, a 13-year-old boy who took part in stabbing attack in Jerusalem, was released Sunday from the hospital and passed over to a detention facility after a court ruled he would remain in custody for an additional eight days.
Ahmed and his relative, 17-year-old Mohammed Mansara, carried out a stabbing attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze'ev on Monday. The attack left two Israelis wounded: A 13-year-old boy, who was riding his bicycle was critically wounded, and a young man in his 20s, who also suffered severe wounds.
Ahmed Mansra was seriously injured after he was hit by a car following the attack and was beaten by passersby until the police arrived. The other assailant continued to flee until he ran into a contingent of Border Police, who ordered him to drop his knife. When he refused to do so and instead continued running toward them, they shot him to death.
The attack's victims are still hospitalized, with the 13-year-old still in serious but stable condition, and is currently on life support, thought the hospital said his condition had slightly improved.
On Wednesday evening Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of "executing" Ahmed, even though he was still alive.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister's Office released a video of the attack in Pisgat Ze'ev with captions in Arabic. The Prime Minister's Office on Thursday released photos of Mansara in the hospital to the local and international media. A senior Israeli official said the move was meant to refute Abbas' claim that Mansara was executed by Israeli soldiers.
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