The Judea Military Court on Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian terrorist to 30 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of Maj. Eliav Gelman.
On February 24, 2016, Mamdoach Yusef Muhammad Amaro, armed with a knife, started moving toward the Gush Etzion junction with the intention of stabbing one of the Jewish bystanders there, the court said. During the altercation, one of the soldiers who fired on Amaro were standing opposite Gelman, and shot him by accident.
Even though Amaro did not kill Gelman, there is a “felony-murder rule” that says if a person commits a felony and someone dies in the process of that felony, the person can be convicted of murder, even if they did not intend to kill.
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