Israel court defers Ben-David ruling in Palestinian teen murder

Israeli suspect Yosef Haim Ben-David (R), charged along with two already convicted minors in the abduction and murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, sits in a Jerusalem courtroom on December 20, 2015A Jerusalem court on Sunday heard arguments over the mental competence of an Israeli settler who was ruled to have burned alive a Palestinian teenager last year. Lawyers for Yosef Haim Ben-David say he was not responsible for his actions at the time of the July 2, 2014 abduction and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16. The incident was part of a spiral of violence that led to a 50-day war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestinian militants.

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