Israel court rules ringleader in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen is sane

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Jerusalem (AFP)

An Israeli court ruled Tuesday that a Jewish man found to be the ringleader of the beating and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 was sane and responsible for his actions.

Israeli settler Yosef Haim Ben-David, 31, was found to have led the assault, but his lawyers had submitted last-minute documents saying he suffered from mental illness. Tuesday's ruling clears the way for him to be sentenced.