A Mentally Ill Palestinian Is Held in Isolation in Israeli Prison, With No Release in Sight

At the age of 13 he participated in a terrorist attack in which his cousin stabbed and seriously wounded two Israelis. He himself was sentenced to 9 and a half years in prison, but his mental situation deteriorated. The UN and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are calling for his release

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

Seven years ago, Ahmad Manasra went with his cousin, Hassan Manasra, to stab Jews in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, which has been annexed to Jerusalem and is not far from his home. It was the period referred to as the “intifada of knives.” Ahmad had a knife but he didn’t stab anyone, whereas Hassan attacked two Israelis, one of them a boy of 13, Naor Ben Ezra, who was riding a bike and was seriously wounded.



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


The Orion nebula, photographed in 2009 by the Spitzer Telescope.

What if the Big Bang Never Actually Happened?

Relatives mourn during the funeral of four teenage Palestinians from the Nijm family killed by an errant rocket in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, August 7.

Why Palestinian Islamic Jihad Rockets Kill So Many Palestinians

בן גוריון

'Strangers in My House': Letters Expelled Palestinian Sent Ben-Gurion in 1948, Revealed


AIPAC vs. American Jews: The Toxic Victories of the 'pro-Israel' Lobby

Bosnian Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic speaks during a press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia in May.

‘This Is Crazy’: Israeli Embassy Memo Stirs Political Storm in the Balkans

Hamas militants take part in a military parade in Gaza.

Israel Rewards Hamas for Its Restraint During Gaza Op