A man inspects the damage on the aftermath of an arson attack that targeted first-grade classrooms at a Jewish-Arab school near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, in southern Jerusalem, on November 30, 2014.AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI
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A Jewish extremist convicted of arson over the burning of an Arabic-Hebrew bilingual school seen as a rare symbol of coexistence in Jerusalem was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday, the court said.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior officials condemned the attack at the school, which is on the Green Line separating west Jerusalem from the annexed eastern sector and has 624 pupils.Prosecutors recommended a sentence of between four and seven years for Gabai and said they planned to appeal, calling the jail term too light.
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