Israeli who burned Palestinian alive ruled sane: lawyer

Israeli settler Yosef Haim Ben-David (2L), the prime suspect charged along with two minors with the abduction and murder of the Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, arrives at court in JerusalemA psychiatrist has ruled that an Israeli 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 Israeli settler Yosef 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 judgement,” lawyer Mohannad Jbara said.

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