Jordan releases soldier who massacred seven Israeli schoolgirls

Jordan has released a soldier after serving 20 years for the massacre of seven Israeli schoolgirls during a class trip in 1997.

Ahmed Daqamseh gunned down the children, who were aged 13 and 14, while they were visiting the scenic Island of Peace close to the Jordanian border. In the attack he also wounded seven others. 

He has never shown any remorse for his actions and said during his trial he had killed them because they disturbed and mocked him as he prayed.

A court later ruled the Jordanian soldier suffered from anti-social personality disorder, sparing him from the death penalty

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