Hand in Hand School arsonists recieve two year jail sentence

On July 22nd, 2015, two of the three arsonists who set fire to Hand in Hand's first grade classrooms in November 2014 were sentenced to 2 and 2.5 years in jail, and fined 25,000 NIS collectively. 

Brothers Shlomo and Nachman Twito, left the court room singing "God is great" and "It was worth it" after being sentenced. The trial of the third accused, Yitzhak Gabai, is still ongoing. They are all are members of the Lehava organization - a far right-wing group who has a criminal record of nationalistically motivated acts

Nihad Arshid, a father at the school, responded: "We respect the court’s decision, but are disappointed with the light punishment the two arsonists received. One of them even said that 'it was worth the price'. I sincerely hope that will not be the message that leaves this court today.”

Read more in the TImes of Israel and Haaretz



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