Convicted of an Attempted Lynching

A Jew was convicted of an attempted lynching during "Guardian of the Walls"

The court charged Netanel Binyamin in connection with his involvement in the events related to the "Guardian of the Walls" affair. The offenses for which he was convicted include an attempted murder terrorist act and intentional damage to a vehicle with a racist motive. His punishment will be determined at a later date

Illustration (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Netanel Binyamin from Bat Yam, who was suspected of involvement in the disturbances that took place during Operation "Guardian of the Walls," was convicted today (Wednesday) by the Tel Aviv District Court. The presiding judge in the verdict attributed to him offenses of attempted murder terrorism, intentional damage to a vehicle with a racist motive, theft with a racist motive, and rioting resulting in damage with a racist motive.

The indictment states that during Operation "Guardian of the Walls," Binyamin published calls in a WhatsApp group to harm businesses owned by Arabs. Together with dozens of other rioters, on May 12, 2021, he arrived at Ben Gurion Street in the city, where they vandalized and damaged businesses, including smashing windows and looting a restaurant. After Binyamin entered the restaurant with other rioters, more rioters joined, disrupted the restaurant's lighting fixtures, and destroyed them. Benjamin entered the kitchen, took a large quantity of beverages, and distributed them to the rioters.

It is further stated, "Binyamin attacked Said Musa, who was present at the scene with his car, along with dozens of other rioters. Binyamin struck the complainant with approximately 10 punches to the face while he was lying on the ground, and he also kicked him in the neck."

After passersby intervened to protect Musa, Binyamin distanced himself from the scene, and later returned. He kicked Musa in the head, intentionally threw a bottle at his face to cause his death. Simultaneously, along with other rioters who attacked and looted Musa's car, Binyamin threw a heavy object and hit the vehicle with it.

Judge Ravid: "We heard chilling testimonies"

In the verdict written by Judge Ravid, it is stated: "The incident on which the indictment is based is a severe event. It is a violent hate crime in which an Arab Israeli citizen, who innocently found himself in the Bat Yam promenade area, was forced to fight for his life against a furious mob of people who viciously attacked him solely because he was Arab. The videos that documented the incident in real time are difficult to watch."

Furthermore, it was written that the testimonies we heard from journalists and passersby who were present at the scene were chilling. In some of the witnesses, it was evident that they had experienced a traumatic event merely by being witnesses to what had occurred. Some of them could not hold back their tears when describing the incident, despite the time that had passed. The recurring expression in the testimonies was "lynch."

According to the judge: "It was clear to them that before their eyes, a violent act was being carried out by a crowd that sought to pass judgment on the complainant to the point of death. The witnesses felt like they were witnessing an event that could end in someone's death. None of the witnesses believed at the time that the complainant was a terrorist who had come to carry out an attack. None of the witnesses heard calls of 'terrorist,' but rather the opposite, nationalist calls of 'Arab, Arab.'"

After the accused was convicted, the plaintiffs stated: "We welcome the court's decision to attribute racist motives to the defendant's actions and recognize the attempted murder as an act of terrorism. The decision reflects the severity of the actions and their significant impact on society as a whole, especially during a tense and sensitive period."


Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

Israel Police, Drugs

Israel Police Negev Borders Unit Seizes Dozens of Kilos of Cocaine Near Egyptian Border

The suspect carrying the drugs was a resident of the Bedouin town of Bir Hadaj.

Avi Woolf | 11.02.24

Israel Police, Counterfeit Money

Tens of Thousands of Counterfeit Shekels Seized by Police

The Police found the money when a motorcycle was moving suspiciously and called on it to stop.

Avi Woolf | 08.02.24

4 Slightly Injured

The Shooting at the Center: 4 Slightly Injured in Rishon LeZion and Petah Tikva

A heavy barrage of rockets was fired into Gush Dan and the Shfela. As a result of the shooting, a building in Rishon Lezion absorbed a direct hit, four people were slightly injured in Rishon LeZion and Petah Tikva.

JFeed | 25.10.23

Local Elections

Bat Yam: the religious Zionism unites with the ultra-Orthodox

The list that represents religious Zionism in the city of Bat Yam will unite together with representatives of the Torah Flag, into one party that will compete in the local elections: "Only together can we bring about real change"

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 14.09.23

Fires Broke out in Residential Buildings

A fire in a residential building in Arad, a seriously injured person was taken to the hospital

2 fires broke out at the same time in apartments in residential buildings in Arad and Bat Yam. In Arad there was a report of an unconscious wounded man who was trapped in an apartment and in Bat Yam there was a report of a moderately wounded man about 31 years old

Eliyau Luksenberg, JFeed | 07.09.23

Bathing Warning

Ministry of Health: Bathing warning at the Sela Beach in Bat Yam

The Ministry of Health has issued a bathing warning for the Sela beach in the center of Bat Yam, in light of abnormal results that were discovered in the tests carried out in the sea water there

JFeed | 29.08.23

Delays on the New Light Rail

Light rail passengers: "It's operating like an amusement park ride"

The light rail brought hope to passengers, but in reality, there is a lack of adherence to schedules, and journeys are extending by a factor of two. One passenger stated, "If at the end of the high-speed phase above ground, it's like being on a bus stuck in traffic, then all the efficiency of the ride goes down the drain"

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 28.08.23

A Man at Sea Rescued

In distress and exhaustion: a man rescued from the sea

A man in his 30s was swept out to sea at the Dekalim Beach in Bat Yam. After a search, he was located and brought back to shore in a healthy and intact condition

JFeed | 22.08.23