Yemeni Killer Ruled Unfit, Gets Off with Fine



yemenA Yemeni Muslim who murdered a Yemeni Jewish rebbi last December has been ruled unfit to stand trial. Defendant Abdel Aziz al-Abdi will not be sent to jail. Instead, he has been ordered to pay a fine. Al-Abdi confessed to murdering Rabbi Moshe Yaish Nahari, “for the sake of Allah.” Abdi told police that he had warned Nahari and other Jews to convert to Islam or flee the country or they would be killed. 

The presiding court ruled today that Abdi must pay the victim’s family 50.5 million riyals (roughly $250,000).

Attorney Khaled Anisi, representing the prosecution, warned that the light sentence could lead to further attacks from those wishing to expel Jews from Yemen.

Rabbi Nahari, 35, was a well-known teacher of Torah and community leader. He is survived by his wife and nine children.

Two years before murdering Rabbi Nahari, Abdi murdered his own wife. He escaped prison time after agreeing to grant her family financial compensation.

The murder took place in the town of Raida, north of the capital city of Sanaa. Approximately 230 Jews live in the area. One family of nine from Raida made aliya in a special operation in mid-February after receiving threats and being targeted in a grenade attack

 {Yair Israel/Arutz-7}