A psychiatrist has ruled that a Zionist found to have led the burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 was responsible for his actions.
A psychiatrist has ruled that a Zionist found to have led the burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 was responsible for his actions, the lawyer for the victim's family said Tuesday.
The court found that the Zionist settler Youssef Haim Ben-David, 31, was the ringleader of the chilling attack, but his lawyers submitted last-minute documents saying he suffered from mental illness.
The court appointed a psychiatrist who "concluded that the principal accused lied about his mental state to avoid judgment," lawyer Mohannad Jbara said.
Zionist media also reported the psychiatrist's assessment. Ben-David's next court hearing is scheduled for March 22.
On February 4, a court sentenced his two Zionist accomplices to life and 21 years in prison for the killing, which was part of a spiral of violence in the runup to the 2014 Gaza war.
The two were minors at the time of the attack in which they snatched Mohammad Abu Khdeir, 16, from an east Al-Quds street and then killed him.
The occupation authorities said the suspects had decided to kill an Arab and equipped themselves with cables, petrol and other materials before randomly choosing Abu Khdeir.